Zernek Dam

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Zernek Dam
Zernek Dam is located in Turkey
Zernek Dam
Location of Zernek Dam
Official name Zernek Baraji
Country Turkey
Coordinates 38°21′19″N 43°39′24″E / 38.35528°N 43.65667°E / 38.35528; 43.65667Coordinates: 38°21′19″N 43°39′24″E / 38.35528°N 43.65667°E / 38.35528; 43.65667
Status Operational
Construction began 1980
Opening date 1988
Owner(s) Turkish State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, rock-fill with clay core
Impounds Hoşap River
Height 80 m (262 ft)
Dam volume 2,100,000 m3 (2,746,696 cu yd)
Total capacity 104,000,000 m3 (84,314 acre·ft)
Surface area 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Power station
Installed capacity 5 MW

Zernek Dam is a rock-fill embankment dam on the Hoşap River, located 28 km (17 mi) southeast of Van in Van Province, Turkey. It was built between 1980 and 1988 and has an installed capacity of 5 MW.[1]

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  1. ^ "Zernek Dam". State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 24 November 2011.