Torul Dam

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Torul Dam
Torul Dam is located in Turkey
Torul Dam
Location of Torul Dam in Turkey
Official name Torul Baraji
Country Turkey
Location Torul
Coordinates 40°38′07″N 39°13′52″E / 40.63528°N 39.23111°E / 40.63528; 39.23111Coordinates: 40°38′07″N 39°13′52″E / 40.63528°N 39.23111°E / 40.63528; 39.23111
Status Operational
Construction began 1998
Opening date 2007
Owner(s) Turkish State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill
Impounds Harşit River
Height 152 m (499 ft)
Length 320 m (1,050 ft)
Elevation at crest 921 m (3,022 ft)
Dam volume 4,300,000 m3 (5,624,188 cu yd)
Total capacity 168,000,000 m3 (136,200 acre⋅ft)
Surface area 3.62 km2 (1 sq mi)[1]
Torul Hydroelectric Station
Coordinates 40°38′39.54″N 39°11′9.11″E / 40.6443167°N 39.1858639°E / 40.6443167; 39.1858639
Commission date 2008
Type Conventional, diversion
Turbines 2 x 60.75 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 121.5 MW
Annual generation 322.28 GWh[2]

The Torul Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Harşit River located 10 km (6 mi) northwest of Torul in Gümüşhane Province, Turkey. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works. Construction on the dam began in 1998 and was completed in 2007.[3] The dam's hydroelectric power plant was commissioned in 2008. Water is diverted through a tunnel and penstock on the river's north side where it reaches the power plant located about 4 km (2 mi) downstream. It has an installed capacity of 121.5 MW.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CFRD practice in Turkey". International Water Power and Dam Construction. 17 April 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "TORUL DAM and HES PROJECT" (in Turkish). Özdemir İnşaat. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Dam, the water began to be kept Torul" (in Turkish). Haberler. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hydroelectric Power Plants in Northern Turkey". IndustCards. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
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