Tisza Dam

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Tisza Dam
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Location of Tisza Dam in Hungary
Location Kisköre, Heves county
Coordinates 47°29′34.66″N20°30′56.05″E / 47.4929611°N 20.5155694°E / 47.4929611; 20.5155694 Coordinates: 47°29′34.66″N20°30′56.05″E / 47.4929611°N 20.5155694°E / 47.4929611; 20.5155694
PurposeFlood control, power, navigation, recreation
Construction began1968
Opening date1973;47 years ago (1973)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity
Impounds Tisza River
Height26 m (85 ft)
Creates Lake Tisza
Total capacity228,600,000 m3 (185,300 acre⋅ft)
Surface area119 km2 (46 sq mi)
Operator(s)Tiszai Eromu Rt
Commission date1973
Turbines 4 x 7 MW bulb
Installed capacity 28 MW

The Tisza Dam, also known as the Kisköre Dam is a gravity dam on the Tisza River near Kisköre in Heves county, Hungary. It is the tallest dam in the country and also creates the largest reservoir in the country, Lake Tisza. It is a multi-purpose dam its purpose includes flood control and recreation. With a ship lock, it provides for navigation. Additionally, it supports a 28 MW hydroelectric power station, the largest in the country. Construction on the dam began in 1968 and it along with the power station were completed in 1973. [1] [2]

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