Jilebulake Dam

The Jilebulake Dam (Chinese: 吉勒布拉克水坝) is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Haba River, a tributary of the Irtysh, in Habahe County of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports a 160 MW power station. Construction on the 146.30 m (480.0 ft) tall dam began in 2009 and its reservoir began to fill in November 2013.[1][2][3] During filling, on November 17, the diversion tunnel gate failed and the water inside the reservoir rushed downstream. Locals downstream were evacuated and there was no loss of life.[4] The Yamaguchi Dam just downstream was able to control much of the flooding.[5]

Jilebulake Dam
Jilebulake Dam is located in China
Jilebulake Dam
Location of Jilebulake Dam in China
CountryChina
LocationHabahe County
Coordinates48°15′51.96″N 86°23′55.72″E / 48.2644333°N 86.3988111°E / 48.2644333; 86.3988111Coordinates: 48°15′51.96″N 86°23′55.72″E / 48.2644333°N 86.3988111°E / 48.2644333; 86.3988111
PurposePower
StatusOperational
Construction began2009
Opening date2013; 8 years ago (2013)
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment, concrete-face rock-fill
ImpoundsHaba River
Height146.30 m (480.0 ft)
Length464 m (1,522 ft)
Width (crest)10 m (33 ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity232,000,000 m3 (188,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface area5.15 km2 (1.99 sq mi)
Commission date2014
Turbines2 x 50 MW, 2 x 30 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity160 MW

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  1. ^ "Xinjiang Gilles Braque Station will return to work next month" (in Chinese). China Energy News. 22 March 2012. Archived from the original on 5 June 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Hydropower failure occurred in Xinjiang more than a thousand people were evacuated flood" (in Chinese). Sound of Hope. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Xinjiang Haba River Jilebulake Hydro Power Project". UN CDM. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Habahe hydropower gate runaway stuffed danger: no casualties" (in Chinese). Nandu. 18 November 2013. Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Closely monitoring the flood water Habahe Yamaguchi" (in Chinese). Technology Co., Ltd. Beijing Ying Tat. Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)