Turkey’s 6th Large Dam ‘Muğla Dalaman Akköprü’ Started To Produce Electricity
Turkey’s 6th and Aegean’s biggest dam Muğla Dalaman Akköprü started to produce electricity on February 14.
Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs declared that the dam was opened by Minister veysel Eroğlu on May 27, 2011. The dam is on Dalaman River, 24 km east of the town Köyceğiz in Muğla. 141 thousand 920acres of land will be irrigated by 384 million cubic meters of water stored in dam, and with 118.6 MW power plant, 343 million kilowatt.hr energy will be produced annually. The flood volume of 34.71 million cubic meters will be kept in the reservoir of the dam, Dalaman Plain, Köyceğiz, Ortaca, villages and touristic facilities will be protected from flood damage. Dalaman Akköprü Dam cost 1.4 billion TL. As of February, recorded water level is 182 meters,and the water volume reached 250 million cubic meters. It was stated that occupancy rate of the dam is 65 percent.