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Table 1: Turkey’s largest dam and hydroelectric projects

Table 1: Turkey's largest dam and hydroelectric projects

Source: General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSI)

Rank (by MW) Dam and generating facility Starting year Completion year River Province Embankment volume (10³ x m³) Crest level (m) Height from foundation (m) Height from river bed (m) Height formal water level (m) Normal reservoir volume (106 x m3) Lake area (km2) Capacity (MW) Annual generation (GWh)
1 ATATÜRK 1983 1992 Firat Sanliurfa 84,500 549 169 166 542 48,700 817 2,400 8,900
2 KARAKAYA 1976 1987 Firat Diyarbakir 2,000 698 173 158 693 9,580 268 1,800 7,354
3 KEBAN 1965 1975 Firat Elazigg 15,585 848 207 163 845 31,000 675 1,330 6,000
4 ALTINKAYA 1980 1988 Kizilirmak Samsun 16,000 195 195 140 190 5,763 118.31 700 1,632
5 BIRECIK 1993 2000 Firat S.Urfa 9,209 389 63.5 53.5 385 1,220 56.25 672 2,518
6 OYMAPINAR 1977 1984 Manavgat Antalya 676 185 185 157 184 300 4.7 540 1,620
7 BERKE 1991 2001 Ceyhan K.Marass 735 346 201 186 345 427 7.8 510 1,672
8 HASAN UGURLU 1971 1981 Yesilirmak Samsun 9,223 195 175 135 190 1,074 22.66 500 1,217
9 SIR 1987 1991 Ceyhan K.Marass 494 443 116 106 440 1,120 47.5 284 725
10 GÖKÇEKAYA 1967 1972 Sakarya Eskisehir 650 392 158 115 388 910 20 278 562
11 BATMAN 1986 1998 Batman Batman 5,400 668.5 85.5 71.5 665 1,175 49.25 198 483
12 KARKAMISS 1996 1999 Firat Marass 1,537 346 40 22.5 340 157 28 180 652
13 ÖZLÜCE 1985 1998 Peri Bingöl 14,000 1,144.00 144 124 1140 1,075 25.8 170 413
14 ÇATALAN 1982 1996 Seyhan Adana 17,000 130 82 70 125 2,126 81.86 169 596
15 SARIYAR 1950 1956 Sakarya Ankara 568 480 108 90 475 1,900 83.83 160 400
16 GEZENDE 1979 1990 Ermenek Içel 83 335 75 71 333 92 3.97 159 528
17 ASLANTASS 1975 1984 Ceyhan Adana 8,493 160 95 78 146 1,150 49 138 569
18 HIRFANLI 1953 1959 Kizilirmak Kirsehir 2,000 860 83 78 851 5,980 263 128 400
19 MENZELET 1980 1989 Ceyhan K.Marass 8,700 614.5 156.5 136.5 609.4 1,950 42 124 515
20 KILIÇKAYA 1980 1989 Kelkit Sivas 6,900 855 134 103 850 1,400 64.42 124 332
21 DICLE 1986 1997 Dicle Diyarbakir 2,180 718 87.5 75 715.5 595 24 110 298