Longkaikou Dam

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Longkaikou Dam
Longkaikou Dam is located in China
Longkaikou Dam
Location of Longkaikou Dam in China
Coordinates26°31′57″N 100°24′58″E / 26.53250°N 100.41611°E / 26.53250; 100.41611Coordinates: 26°31′57″N 100°24′58″E / 26.53250°N 100.41611°E / 26.53250; 100.41611
StatusUnder construction
Construction began2007
Opening date2013
Owner(s)Huadian Power
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity, roller-compacted concrete
ImpoundsJinsha River
Height119 m (390 ft)
Length798 m (2,618 ft)
CreatesLongkaikou Reservoir
Total capacity544,000,000 m3 (441,028 acre⋅ft)
Power Station
Commission dateMay–November 2013
Turbines5 x 360 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity1,800 MW
Annual generation7.82 billion kWh (est.)

The Longkaikou Dam is a gravity dam on the Jinsha River near Lijiang in Yunnan province, China. The dam has a height of 119 m (390 ft) and was constructed with roller-compacted concrete. Construction on the dam began in 2007, the river was diverted in January 2009 but construction was briefly halted in June 2009 by the Ministry of Environmental Protection after it was being constructed without approval.[1] On 25 November 2012 the reservoir was impounded and the first of five 360 MW Francis turbine-generators was commissioned on 21 May 2013. The last was commissioned on 29 November 2013.[2] The dam was expected to displace 2,000 people.[3] The dam also supports a fish proliferation system.[4]

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  1. ^ "Ministry suspends key projects". China.org. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Huaneng Longkaikou Jinsha hydropower generating units fully operational" (in Chinese). Yunnan Network. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Jinsha River Dams". International Rivers. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Longkaikou Hydro Power Station". Baidu. Retrieved 26 February 2011.