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  1. That was easier than the previous one!

    Xiluodu Dam
    Xiluodu Town, Yongshan County, Yunnan/Leibo County Sichuan, China

    28°15’35.64″ N 103°39’05.64″ E

  2. The Xiluodu Dam on the Jinsha River, i.e. the upper course of the Yangtze in China. Coordinates 28.258888°, 103.649987°.

  3. 28°15’28.50″ N 103°39’09.91″ E
    Xiluodu Hydropower Project, Jinsha River, China

  4. The Xiluodu Dam (simplified Chinese: 溪洛渡大坝; traditional Chinese: 溪洛渡大壩; pinyin: Xīluòdù Dàbà) is an arch dam on the Jinsha River, i.e. the upper course of the Yangtze in China. It is located near the town of Xiluodu in Yongshan County of Yunnan Province but the dam straddles into Leibo County of Sichuan Province on the opposite side of the river. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and its power station has an installed capacity of 13,860 MW. Additionally, the dam provides for flood control, silt control and its regulated water releases are intended to improve navigation downstream. Construction on the dam and power station began in 2005 and the first generator was commissioned in 2013, the last in 2014. It is operated by China Yangtze Power and is currently the third-largest power station with the fourth-tallest dam in the world.

    Location : The Xiluodu Dam is located on the Jinsha (Upper Yangtze) River as it exits the mountainous region of the Hengduan Mountains and Yungui Plateau and enters the Sichuan Basin. This part of the Jinsha flows between the Daliang Mountains in Sichuan on the left (northwest) bank, and the Wulian Feng in Yunnan on the right (southeast) bank. The Jinsha falls to an elevation of 400 m (1,300 ft) above sea level here while mountains rise more than 2,000 m (6,600 ft) above the Jinsha on either side.

    Design : The Xiluodu is a 285.5 m (937 ft) tall and 700 m (2,300 ft) long double-curvature arch dam. It is the third tallest arch dam in the world and a key component of the Jinsha River Project. It withholds a reservoir of 12,670,000,000 cubic metres (10,270,000 acre⋅ft) of which 6,460,000,000 cubic metres (5,240,000 acre⋅ft) is considered … Who really cares about the design ?!

    Coordinates : 28°15′35.46″N 103°38′58.20″E

  5. Xiluodu Dam, Xiluodu Town, Yongshan County, Yunnan/Leibo County Sichuan, China
    28° 15′ 35.46″ N 103° 38′ 58.20″ E

  6. Xiluodu Dam on the Jinsha River (upper Yangtze River), about 200 miles WSW of the city of Chongqing.

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