Kastraki Dam


Kastraki Dam
Kastraki lake 1.JPG
Kastraki Lake
Kastraki Dam is located in Greece
Kastraki Dam
Location of Kastraki Dam in Greece
LocationKastraki, Aitoloakarnania
Coordinates38°44′30.69″N 21°21′51.05″E / 38.7418583°N 21.3641806°E / 38.7418583; 21.3641806Coordinates: 38°44′30.69″N 21°21′51.05″E / 38.7418583°N 21.3641806°E / 38.7418583; 21.3641806
PurposePower, flood control, irrigation
Opening date1969
Owner(s)Public Power Corporation of Greece
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment, earth-fill
ImpoundsAchelous River
Height96 m (315 ft)[1]
Length547 m (1,795 ft)
Dam volume5,200,000 m3 (6,801,343 cu yd)
Spillway typeChute, fuse plug
CreatesLake Kastraki
Total capacity785,000,000 m3 (636,410 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area4,118 km2 (1,590 sq mi)[2]
Surface area24 km2 (9 sq mi)
Power Station
Commission date1969
Turbines4 x 80 MW Francis-type[3]
Installed capacity320 MW
Annual generation598 GWh

The Kastraki Dam is an earth-fill embankment dam on the Achelous River near the village of Kastraki in Aitoloakarnania, Greece. It was completed in 1969 for the purposes of hydroelectric power generator, flood control and irrigation. The dam's power station houses four 80 MW Francis turbine-generators for an installed capacity of 320 MW.[2][3] In 2010 the dam's overflow chute spillway was upgraded with 20 fuse plugs which increased the maximum height of the reservoir by 1.93 m (6.3 ft) and its storage capacity by 44,000,000 m3 (36,000 acre⋅ft).[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Large Dams in Greece". Greek Commission on Large Dams. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Large Dams in Greece". National Technical University of Athens. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Hydroelectric Plants in Greece - other regions". IndustCards. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Kastraki Dam" (PDF). HydroPlus. Retrieved 6 May 2013.