Palandöken Dam

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Palandöken Dam
Palandöken Dam is located in Turkey
Palandöken Dam
Location of Palandöken Dam in Turkey
Official name Palandöken Baraji
Country Turkey
Location Çat
Coordinates 39°39′26″N 41°01′19″E / 39.65722°N 41.02194°E / 39.65722; 41.02194Coordinates: 39°39′26″N 41°01′19″E / 39.65722°N 41.02194°E / 39.65722; 41.02194
Status Operational
Construction began 1994
Opening date 2001
Owner(s) Turkish State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, rock-fill with clay-core
Impounds Lezgi River
Height 49 m (161 ft)
Dam volume 500,000 m3 (653,975 cu yd)
Total capacity 228,000,000 m3 (184,843 acre·ft)
Surface area 50 km2 (19 sq mi)

Palandöken Dam is a rock-fill embankment dam on the Lezgi River near Çat in Erzurum Province, Turkey. Constructed between 1985 and 1988, the development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works. The purpose of the dam is irrigation and it provides water for up to 11,678 ha (28,857 acres) of land.[1]

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  1. ^ "Palandoken Dam". State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 24 November 2011.