Wawushan Dam

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Wawushan Dam
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Location of Wawushan Dam in China
Country China
Location Ya'an
Coordinates 29°40′22″N103°02′15″E / 29.67278°N 103.03750°E / 29.67278; 103.03750 Coordinates: 29°40′22″N103°02′15″E / 29.67278°N 103.03750°E / 29.67278; 103.03750
Status Operational
Construction began 2003
Opening date 2007
Owner(s) Sichuan Wawushan Power Industrial Co., Ltd.
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill
Impounds Zhougonghe River
Height 138 m (453 ft)
Length 277 m (909 ft)
Dam volume 3,500,000 m3 (4,577,827 cu yd)
Reservoir
Total capacity 545,000,000 m3 (441,839  acre⋅ft)
Power Station
Commission date 2008
Turbines 2 x 130 MW Francis-type [1]
Installed capacity 260 MW

The Wawushan Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Zhougonghe River in Hongya County, Sichuan Province, China. It is located 34 km (21 mi) south of Ya'an. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports a 260 MW power station. Construction began on 28 February 2003 and on 10 April 2007, the dam began to impound its reservoir. On 8 January 2008, the first generator was operational and the second 4 February 2008. [2] The 138 m (453 ft) tall dam withholds a reservoir with a capacity of 545,000,000 m3 (441,839  acre⋅ft ). [3]

Hongya County County in Sichuan, Peoples Republic of China

Hongya is a county of Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of Meishan city.

Yaan Prefecture-level city in Sichuan, Peoples Republic of China

Ya'an is a prefecture-level city in the western part of Sichuan province, China, located just below the Tibetan Plateau.

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