Sunday, May 13, 2012

Chirkey Dam

The Chirkey Dam is is the tallest arch dam in Russia. It is located on the Sulak River, Dagestan. The main purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production and it supports a 1,000 MW power station. Construction on the dam began in 1964, the first generator was operational by 1974, thelast in 1976 while the project was complete in 1978.

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