Poyang Lake Dam

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Poyang Lake Dam
Poyang Lake Dam is located in China
Poyang Lake Dam
Location of Poyang Lake Dam in China
Official name 鄱阳湖水利枢纽工程
Location Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
Coordinates 29°31′32″N 116°07′21″E / 29.52556°N 116.12250°E / 29.52556; 116.12250Coordinates: 29°31′32″N 116°07′21″E / 29.52556°N 116.12250°E / 29.52556; 116.12250
Status Proposed
Total capacity 20,000,000,000 m3 (16,000,000 acre⋅ft)
Power Station
Turbines 8 x 11.5 MW bulb
Installed capacity 92 MW

The Poyang Lake Dam, referred to as the Poyang Lake Water Conservancy Project, is dam proposed to maintain water levels at Poyang Lake in Jiangxi Province, China. The lake is China's largest freshwater resource but has significantly decreased in size during the 21st century due to heavy damming, drought and dredging.[1] Construction of the dam can also cause severe damages on remnant population of finless porpoises.[2]


  1. ^ "China alters controversial Poyang dam plan". Xinhua. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  2. ^ Chen S.. 2017. Water scheme threatens Yangtze River porpoises with extinction, scientist warns. South China Morning Post. Retrieved on September 28, 2017