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Seyhan Dam

Seyhan Dam
Seyhan Dam is located in Turkey
Seyhan Dam
Location of Seyhan Dam
Country Turkey
Location Adana
Status Operational
Construction began 1953
Opening date 1956
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment
Impounds Seyhan River
Height 53 m (174 ft)
Dam volume 7,500,000 m3 (9,809,630 cu yd)
Total capacity 750,000,000 m3 (608,035 acre·ft)
Surface area 68 km2 (26 sq mi)[1]
Power station
Installed capacity 59 MW
Annual generation 350 GWh

The Seyhan Dam [2] is a hydroelectric dam on the Seyhan River north of Adana, Turkey

The dam was built in the 1950s as the first in a series of hydroelectric projects funded by the World Bank. The construction project was authorized by Prime Minister Adnan Menderes. The project manager was Süleyman Demirel.[3] latter prime minister and 9'th president of Turkey.

See also

External links

  • Reservoir Photos


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  2. ^ Technical Information
  3. ^ Seyhan Dam & Reservoir Lake

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