Seyhan Dam

Seyhan Dam
Location of Seyhan Dam in Turkey
Country Turkey
Location Adana
Coordinates 37°02′24″N 35°19′55″E / 37.04000°N 35.33194°E / 37.04000; 35.33194Coordinates: 37°02′24″N 35°19′55″E / 37.04000°N 35.33194°E / 37.04000; 35.33194
Status Operational
Construction began 1953
Opening date 1956
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment
Impounds Seyhan River
Height 53 m (174 ft)
Dam volume 7,500,000 m3 (9,809,630 cu yd)
Total capacity 750,000,000 m3 (608,035 acre·ft)
Surface area 68 km2 (26 sq mi)[1]
Power station
Installed capacity 59 MW
Annual generation 350 GWh

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

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
  3. Seyhan Dam & Reservoir Lake

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