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Houziyan Dam

Houziyan Dam

The Houziyan Dam (Chinese: 猴子岩水电站) is a hydroelectric embankment dam on the Dadu River in Danba County, Sichuan province, China.

Houziyan Dam
Location of Houziyan Dam in China
LocationDanba County
Coordinates30°32′46″N 102°03′29″E
Construction began2011
Opening date2016
Owner(s)Huadian Power
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment, rock-fill
ImpoundsDadu River
Height223.5 m (733 ft)
Length283 m
CreatesHouziyan Reservoir
Total capacity662,000,000 m3 (536,692 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area54,036 km2 (20,863 sq mi)
Power Station
Commission date2016
Turbines4 x 425 MW
Installed capacity1,700 MW
Annual generation7.364 billion kWh

The dam is 223.5 m tall and withholds a reservoir with a normal capacity of 662 million m3. It supports a power station with a 1,700 MW capacity, distributed in 4 x 425 MW generators.


The feasibility report for the project was completed in May 2006 and by July of that same year, the project application was granted. Construction on the dam was initially planned to start in 2007, but the groundbreaking ceremony actually took place in 2011. The project was completed in 2016.[1]

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