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Chubetsu Dam

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Location  Biei, Hokkaidō, Japan.
Impounds  Chubetsu River
Total capacity  93,000,000 m³
Height  86 m
Phone  +81 166-82-5391
Opening date  2006
Length  885 m
Catchment area  238.9 km²
Opened  2006
Construction began  1977
Chubetsu Dam
Address  Japan, 〒071-1400 Hokkaido Prefecture, Kamikawa District, 東神楽町
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Chubetsu dam construction by japan dam foundation association


The Chubetsu Dam (忠別ダム, Chūbetsu damu) is a dam in Biei, Hokkaidō, Japan. The dam was completed in 2006. The dam is located at the border of Biei, Hokkaido and Kamikawa, Hokkaido. It is a multipurpose concrete Gravity dam and Rockfill dam. It stands at 86m tall and has a length of 885m.

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Overview

Following World War II, modernization of Agriculture in Japan advanced rapidly and a steady source of water was required for the new farming techniques. Hokkaido's population quickly grew and a stable water supply was needed. For this reason, a survey of agricultural dams along the Chubetsu River was conducted In 1977, the Chubetsu flood control, irrigation, water supply and Hydropower dam was planned. After prolonged, the project was started in 1986 was was finally completed in 2007 after some 29 years had passed.

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Chubetsu Dam Wikipedia


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