Wunonglong Dam

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Wunonglong Dam
Wunonglong Dam is located in China
Wunonglong Dam
Location of Wunonglong Dam in China
CountryChina
LocationWeixi Lisu Autonomous County, Dêqên Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan
Coordinates27°55′49.12″N 98°56′1.74″E / 27.9303111°N 98.9338167°E / 27.9303111; 98.9338167Coordinates: 27°55′49.12″N 98°56′1.74″E / 27.9303111°N 98.9338167°E / 27.9303111; 98.9338167
PurposePower
StatusUnder construction
Construction began2010
Opening date2018 (est.)
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity, roller-compacted concrete
ImpoundsLancang (Mekong) River
Height137 m (449 ft)
Length247.1 m (811 ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity272,000,000 m3 (221,000 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area85,900 km2 (33,200 sq mi)
Commission date2018-2019 (est.)
TypeConventional
Turbines3 x 330 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity990 MW

The Wunonglong Dam is a gravity dam currently under construction on the Lancang (Mekong) River in Weixi Lisu Autonomous County, Yunnan of Yunnan Province, China. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production. Construction on the dam began in 2010 and the river was diverted around the foundation in November 2014. Its 990 MW hydroelectric power station is expected to be operational in 2018 with the entire project complete in 2019.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Own Station (乌龙水电站)" (in Chinese). Changjiang Water Resources Commission. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Lancang River Hydropower Project Success Wu Long Lane Closure" (in Chinese). Hydro China. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2015.