Jiudianxia Dam

Jiudianxia Dam
Jiudianxia Dam is located in China
Jiudianxia Dam
Location of Jiudianxia Dam in China
LocationJonê County
Coordinates34°55′26″N 103°49′58″E / 34.92389°N 103.83278°E / 34.92389; 103.83278Coordinates: 34°55′26″N 103°49′58″E / 34.92389°N 103.83278°E / 34.92389; 103.83278
Construction began2005
Opening date2008
Construction costUS$410 million
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment, concrete-face rock-fill
ImpoundsTao River
Height136.5 m (448 ft)
Elevation at crest2,206 m (7,238 ft)
Dam volume2,800,000 m3 (3,662,262 cu yd)
Total capacity943,000,000 m3 (764,503 acre⋅ft)
Normal elevation2,202 m (7,224 ft)[1]
Power Station
Commission date2008
Turbines3 x 100 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity300 MW
Annual generation994 million kWh

The Jiudianxia Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Tao River in Jonê County, Gansu Province, China. The dam was constructed to conserve water and produce hydroelectricity.[2] The 136.5 m (448 ft) tall dam withholds a reservoir of 943,000,000 m3 (764,503 acre⋅ft) and its power station has an installed capacity of 300 MW. Construction on the dam began in 2005 and it was complete in 2008.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Gansu Jiudianxia Hydro civil works tenders" (in Chinese). Water China. Retrieved 3 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Jiudianxia Water Conservancy Project Starts Generating Power". AsiaInfo Services. Retrieved 3 September 2011.[dead link]
  3. ^ "China's highest CFRDs". Chinese National Committee on Large Dams. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
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