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Nurek Dam

 

 

Country

Tajikistan

River

Vakhsh

Dam type

Zoned earthfill, with thin outer rockfill zones

Construction period

1961-1972

Structural height

300 m (317 m, taking account of the concrete saddle under the central core, reaching the bedrock)

Gross storage capacity

10,500 Mm

Active storage capacity

4,500 Mm

Volume of the dam

58,000,000 m

Maximum controllable water surface

1,023 m a.s.l.

Crest elevation

1,033 m a.s.l.

Crest length

704 m

Maximum discharge capacity

Spillway: 2,400 m/s;

Powerplant: 4,000 m/s.

Nameplate capacity of the powerplant

2,700 MW (9 units of 300 MW each), providing 11.2 TWh per year

Notes

Nurek Dam is the worlds highest dam built in the world.

On the same Vakhsh River, upstream of the Nurek Dam, another huge earth/rockfill barrier is under construction, the Rogun Dam, which was projected to be 335 metres high.

 

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