Nurek Dam

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Nurek Dam
Nurek Dam Vakhsh River.jpg
Nurek Dam
Nurek Dam is locatit in Tajikistan
Nurek Dam
Location o Nurek Dam within Tajikistan
LocationNurek, Mairch o Khatlon destrict an Destricts o Republican Subordination, Tajikistan
Coordinates38°22′18″N 69°20′53″E / 38.37167°N 69.34806°E / 38.37167; 69.34806Coordinates: 38°22′18″N 69°20′53″E / 38.37167°N 69.34806°E / 38.37167; 69.34806
PurposePouer
StatusOperational
Construction begoud1961
Appenin date1972-1980
Awner(s)Barqi Tojik
Dam an spillweys
ImpoondsVakhsh River
Hicht300 m (980 ft)[1][2][3]
Lenth700 m (2,300 ft)
Reservoir
CreautsNurek reservoir
Tot capacity10.500 km3 (8,512,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface aurie98 km2 (38 sq mi)
Power Station
Operator(s)Barqi Tojik
Commission dateIneetial: 1972–1979
Reconstruction: 1988
TeepConventional
Turbines9 x 335 MW Francis-teep
Instawed capacity3,015 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 whan completit.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "History of Nurek Dams". Canadian Induced Seismicity Research Group. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  2. "Open Joint Stock Holding Company "Barki Tajik"" (in Tajik). Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Tajikistan. Archived frae the oreeginal on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  3. Jansen, Robert B. (1988). Advanced Dam Engineering for Design, Construction, and Rehabilitation. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 744. ISBN 0442243979.