Rama Dam

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Rama Dam
Rama Dam is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Rama Dam
Location of Rama Dam
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location Prozer, Prozor-Rama, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton
Coordinates 43°47′25.14″N 17°34′19.55″E / 43.7903167°N 17.5720972°E / 43.7903167; 17.5720972Coordinates: 43°47′25.14″N 17°34′19.55″E / 43.7903167°N 17.5720972°E / 43.7903167; 17.5720972
Purpose Power
Status Operational
Construction began 1964
Opening date 1968; 47 years ago (1968)
Owner(s) Elektroprivreda HZ HB
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill
Impounds Rama River
Height 103 m (338 ft)
Length 230 m (750 ft)
Elevation at crest 598 m (1,962 ft)
Dam volume 1,450,000 m3 (1,900,000 cu yd)
Spillway capacity 700 m3/s (25,000 cu ft/s)
Creates Rama Lake
Total capacity 515,000,000 m3 (418,000 acre·ft)
Active capacity 466,000,000 m3 (378,000 acre·ft)
Catchment area 550 km2 (210 sq mi)
Surface area 14.74 km2 (5.69 sq mi)
Normal elevation 595 m (1,952 ft)
Power station
Name Rama Hydro Power Plant
Coordinates 43°44′48.19″N 17°40′31.92″E / 43.7467194°N 17.6755333°E / 43.7467194; 17.6755333
Commission date 1968
Type Conventional, diversion
Hydraulic head 325 m (1,066 ft)
Turbines 2 x 80 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 160 MW
Annual generation 650 GWh

The Rama Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Rama River, a tributary of the Neretva River, about 4 km (2.5 mi) southwest of the town of Prozer in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The dam was constructed between 1964 and 1968 with the primary purpose of hydroelectric power production. It is 103 m (338 ft) tall and creates Rama Lake. The dam's power station is located underground about 9.7 km (6.0 mi) to the southeast and discharges back into the Rama River. It contains two 80 MW Francis turbine-generators for an installed capacity of 160 MW. The difference in elevation between the reservoir and power station afford a hydraulic head (water drop) of 325 m (1,066 ft). The power station ceased operation in 1993 due to the Bosnian War. It is owned and operated by Elektroprivreda HZ HB.[1][2]


  1. ^ "20 Year Publication" (PDF). Elektroprivreda HZ HB. p. 33. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hydroelectric Power Plants in Bosnia". IndustCards. Retrieved 28 January 2015.