Wuluwati Dam

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Wuluwati Dam
Wuluwati Dam is located in China
Wuluwati Dam
Location of Wuluwati Dam in China
Country China
Location Hotan County
Coordinates 36°49′28″N 79°27′04″E / 36.82444°N 79.45111°E / 36.82444; 79.45111Coordinates: 36°49′28″N 79°27′04″E / 36.82444°N 79.45111°E / 36.82444; 79.45111
Status Operational
Construction began 1993
Opening date 2001
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill
Impounds Kalakashi River
Height 138 m (453 ft)
Length 365 m (1,198 ft)
Elevation at crest 1,965 m (6,447 ft)
Dam volume 6,770,000 m3 (8,854,826 cu yd)
Spillway type Controlled chute
Total capacity 347,000,000 m3 (281,317 acre·ft)
Surface area 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Maximum length 23.5 km (15 mi)
Maximum width 700 m (2,297 ft)[1]
Normal elevation 1,962 m (6,437 ft)
Power Station
Commission date 2000-2001
Hydraulic head 106 m (348 ft)
Turbines 4 x 15 MW Francis-type[2]
Installed capacity 60 MW
Annual generation 189 GWh

The Wuluwati Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Kalakashi River in Hotan County, Xinjiang, China. The dam serves to provide water supply, hydroelectric power generation and recreation. Construction began in 1993 with the river's diversion and in 1995, construction on the dam began. The first two generators were operational in December 2000 and the last two in January 2001. The 138 m (453 ft) tall dam withholds a reservoir of 347,000,000 m3 (281,317 acre·ft). The dam's power station contains four 15 MW Francis turbine-generators.[3]

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  1. ^ "Wuluwait Hydropower Project". China Guide. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "PCC programmable governor in Wuluwati Hydropower Plant" (in Chinese). China Academic Journal. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "China’s highest CFRDs". Chinese National Committee on Large Dams. Retrieved 5 September 2011.