Suat Uğurlu Dam

The Suat UÄŸurlu Dam is a rock-fill dam for irrigation and hydro power purposes,, located 24 km downstream of Hasan UÄŸurlu Dam on the River Yeşilırmak 13 km south of Çarşamba town and 25 km east of Samsun in northern Turkey. Originally, it was named the Bolahor Dam. Suat UÄŸurlu died following an accident at the construction site of a dam project 24 km upstream together with his husband, an engineer at that site. While Ayvacık Dam was renamed after her husband's name Hasan UÄŸurlu, this dam was renamed in her memory. Having a dam volume of 2,151,000 m³, Suat UÄŸurlu Dam and hydro-electric power plant went in service in 1982. The dam has a storage volume of 182 billion m³ in a reservoir area at normal water surface elevation of 9.7 km².The storage of Suat UÄŸurlu Dam is little but controlled by Hasan UÄŸurlu Hydro Power Plant. The surface of irrigated area by the dam is 83,312 ha. The power plant generates 46 MW power giving annually 273 GWh.

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