Atatürk Dam

Local nameAtatürk Hidroelektrik Santrali
LocationUrfa, Turkey

The Atatürk Dam, originally the Karababa Dam, is a zoned rock-fill dam with a central core on the Euphrates River on the border of Adıyaman Province and Şanlıurfa Province in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. Built both to generate electricity and to irrigate the plains in the region, it was renamed in honour of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. The construction began in 1983 and was completed in 1990. The dam and the hydroelectric power plant, which went into service after the upfilling of the reservoir was completed in 1992, are operated by the State Hydraulic Works. The reservoir created behind the dam, called Lake Atatürk Dam, is the third largest in Turkey.

The dam is situated 23 km northwest of Bozova, Şanlıurfa Province, on state road D-875 from Bozova to Adıyaman. Centerpiece of the 22 dams on the Euphrates and the Tigris, which comprise the integrated, multi-sector, Southeastern Anatolia Project, it is one of the world's largest dams.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atatürk_Dam

Address 63850, Turkey

Coordinates 37°28'53.319" N 38°18'47.007" E

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