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.
|Dam and spillways|
|Height||1.5 m (5 ft)|
|Total capacity||57,600,000 m3 (46,697 acre⋅ft)|
|Surface area||6.6 km2 (3 sq mi)|
|Installed capacity||26 MW|
|Annual generation||100 GWh|
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.