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Sardasht Dam

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Country  Iran
Opening date  2015 (est.)
Impound  Little Zab
Status  Under construction
Construction began  2011
Sardasht Dam
Location  Sardasht, Sardasht County, West Azerbaijan
Owner(s)  Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company
Type of dam  Embankment, rock-fill earth core
Similar  Silveh Dam, Rudbar Lorestan Dam, Bakhtiari Dam, Daryan Dam, Upper Gotvand Dam

The Sardasht Dam is an embankment dam currently under construction on the Little Zab 13 km (8 mi) southeast of Sardasht in the Iranian province of West Azerbaijan. Reconnaissance studies for the dam were completed in 1999 by Moshanir Consulting Engineers Company. When complete, it will be a 116 m (381 ft) tall and 275 m (902 ft) long rock-fill earth core dam. It will support a hydroelectric power station with an installed capacity of 120 MW and expected annual generation of 482 GWh. The construction contract for the dam was awarded in 2009. Official construction on the dam began in 2011. The river diversion tunnels were complete in November 2012 in a ceremony attended by Iran's Ministry of Energy Majid Namjoo.

Map of Sardasht Dam, Iran


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