Marun Dam

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Marun Dam
Marun Dam is located in Iran
Marun Dam
Location of Marun Dam in Iran
Country Iran
Location Behbahan in Behbahan County, Khuzestan Province
Coordinates 30°42′36″N 50°21′54″E / 30.71000°N 50.36500°E / 30.71000; 50.36500Coordinates: 30°42′36″N 50°21′54″E / 30.71000°N 50.36500°E / 30.71000; 50.36500
Purpose Power, irrigation
Status Operational
Construction began 1989
Opening date 1998; 19 years ago (1998)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, rock-fill
Impounds Marun River
Height (foundation) 175 m (574 ft)[1][2]
Length 340 m (1,120 ft)
Dam volume 9,000,000 m3 (12,000,000 cu yd)
Reservoir
Total capacity 1,200,000,000 m3 (970,000 acre·ft)
Surface area 25 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Commission date 2004
Type Conventional
Turbines 2 x 75 MW Francis-type[3]
Installed capacity 150 MW

Marun Dam, also spelled Maroun, is a rock-fill embankment dam on the Marun River about 15 km (9.3 mi) north of Behbahan in Behbahan County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. The dam serves to provide water for irrigation and to generate hydroelectric power as well. Construction on the dam began in 1989 and it was completed in 1998. A smaller Marun-II regulator dam is planned downstream.[4][5] The 150 MW power station was commissioned in 2004.[6]

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  1. ^ "Marun Reservoir Dam and Power Plant". Peyab Sazeh Gostar Co. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Marun Reservoir Dam". JTMA Co. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Marun Dam and Power Plant" (PDF). Narvan Arra. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Marsh Draining Operations". Amar International Foundation. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  5. ^ ...], edited by L. Berga ... [Organised by Spanish National Committee on Large Dams - SPANCOLD (2003). Roller compacted concrete dams : proceedings of the IV International Symposium on Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) Dams, 17-19 November 2003, Madrid, Spain. Rotterdam [u.a.]: Balkema. pp. 140–143. ISBN 9058095649. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "130 MW Aras (Gara Chilar) Hydropower Plant" (PDF). United Nations CDM. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2015.