Downstream face of dam
Location of Sirindhorn Dam in Thailand
|Official name||Sirindhorn Dam|
|Location||Sirindhorn District, Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand|
|Owner(s)||Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Earth core rockfill dam|
|Impounds||Dom Noi River|
|Height||42 m (138 ft)|
|Length||940 m (3,080 ft)|
|Total capacity||1,966,000,000 m3 (1,593,862 acre·ft)|
|Catchment area||2,097 km2 (810 sq mi)|
|Surface area||288 km2 (111 sq mi)|
|Maximum length||43 km (27 mi)|
|Maximum water depth||Average: 5.1 m (17 ft)|
|Operator(s)||Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)|
|Installed capacity||36 MW|
|Annual generation||90 GWh|
The Sirindhorn Dam is located in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand. It impounds the Lam Dom Noi River, and its reservoir is the province's largest water resource. The dam was commissioned in 1971 to serve as a hydropower facility as well as to supply irrigation water. All of the electricity generated by the dam is destined for domestic markets. The dam was constructed and is owned and operated by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand and is located in the Mekong River Basin, just upstream from the controversial Pak Mun Dam.
Some 2,000 villagers were resettled to make way for the dam's reservoir. Many claim they did not receive adequate compensation for the loss of their livelihood and only received compensation for 80% of their land. Furthermore, they claim that the land in the resettlement village is of poor quality and few crops can be grown, and that a proposed irrigation canal was never built.
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