Seyhan Dam

The Seyhan Dam [2] is a hydroelectric dam on the Seyhan River north of Adana, Turkey

Seyhan Dam
Location of Seyhan Dam in Turkey
Coordinates37°02′24″N 35°19′55″E
Construction began1953
Opening date1956
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment
ImpoundsSeyhan River
Height53 m (174 ft)
Dam volume7,500,000 m3 (9,809,630 cu yd)
Total capacity750,000,000 m3 (608,035 acre⋅ft)
Surface area68 km2 (26 sq mi)[1]
Power Station
Installed capacity59 MW
Annual generation350 GWh

The dam was built in the 1950s as the first in a series of hydroelectric projects funded by the World Bank. The construction project was authorized by Prime Minister Adnan Menderes. The project manager was Süleyman Demirel.[3] latter prime minister and 9th president of Turkey.

See also


  1. "Seyhan Dam". Turkey State Hydraulic Works. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  2. Technical Information Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Seyhan Dam & Reservoir Lake

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