Tortum Dam

Tortum Dam is a dam on the Tortum River in Erzurum Province, Turkey. The development, backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works, was built on a natural landslide near Tortum Waterfall and raises the level of the existing lake for hydroelectric power production.

Tortum Dam
LocationTurkey
Coordinates40°39′24″N 41°39′32″E / 40.6567°N 41.6588°ECoordinates: 40°39′24″N 41°39′32″E / 40.6567°N 41.6588°E
Construction began1971
Opening date1972
Dam and spillways
Height1.5 m (5 ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity57,600,000 m3 (46,697 acre⋅ft)
Surface area6.6 km2 (3 sq mi)
Power Station
Installed capacity26 MW
Annual generation100 GWh

See also

References

  • "DSI directory" (in Turkish). State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved December 16, 2009.
List of dams and reservoirs in Turkey

Below is a partial list of dams in Turkey separated by region, of more than 350 dams total.

Tortum Waterfall

The Tortum Waterfall is the largest waterfall in Turkey. Since the completion of the Tortum Dam and Hydroelectric Plant in 1960, water is drawn from Tortum Lake through channels and tunnels, and allowed to rush down into the turbines. The waterfall is fed only from the surplus water and thus now functions only for a very short period during the months of May and June when the water level of the lake is exceptionally high. During the other months the bed of the waterfall is almost dry. The lake and waterfall are located in the Tortum district, 100 km (62 mi) north of Erzurum in Eastern Anatolia Region.

Çoruh river

The Çoruh River (Turkish: Çoruh, Georgian: ჭოროხი Ch'orokhi, Armenian: Չորոխ Ch’vorokh, Greek: Άκαμψις, Akampsis) rises in the Mescit Mountains in north-eastern Turkey, flows through the cities of Bayburt, Ispir, Yusufeli, and Artvin, along the Kelkit-Çoruh Fault, before flowing into Georgia, where it reaches the Black Sea just south of Batumi and a few kilometers north of the Turkish-Georgian border.

In Arrian's Periplus Ponti Euxini, it is called the Acampsis (Greek: Άκαμψις); Pliny may have confused it with the Bathys. In English, it was formerly known as the Boas, the Churuk, or the Chorokh.

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