Nurek Dam

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Nurek Dam
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Nurek Dam
Location Nurek, Border o Khatlon
destrict an
Destricts o Republican Subordination,
Construction began 1961
Openin date 1979, 1988
Ainer(s) Barqi Tojik
Dam and spillways
Hicht 304 m (997 ft)
Length 700 m (2,300 ft)
Impoonds Vakhsh River
Creates Nurek reservoir
Capacity 10.500 km3 (8,512,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface aurie 98 km2 (38 sq mi)
Pouer station
Operator(s) Barqi Tojik
Turbines 9 x 335 MW Francis turbines
Installed capacity 3,015 MW

The Nurek Dam (Tajik: Нерӯгоҳи обии Норак, Nerūgohi obii Norak, Tajiki for Nurek Hydro-electric Station) is an yird fill embankment dam on the Vakhsh River in the central Asian naition o Tajikistan. Construction o the dam began in 1961 an wis completit in 1980, when Tajikistan wis still a republic within the Soviet Union. At 304 m (997 ft) it is currently the tawest man-made dam in the warld. The Rogun Dam, an aa alang the Vakhsh in Tajikistan, mey exceed it in size when completit.