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ARACHTHOS DAMS

 

 

See Arachthos River and its dams in Google maps:

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POYRNARI I DAM

 

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The hydroelectricity plant of Pournari I is locate 3 klm form the city of Arta to NE. The dam is earthfill and is the second in magnitude after Mornos in Greece.

General information

 

Location: Arta prefecture

Dam type: earthfill (TE)

Dam Height: 87 m

Crest Length: 547 m

Dam Volume: 9 x106 m3

Reservoir capacity: 730 x106 m3

Reservoir surface: 20.6 x106 m2

Use: HI (Hydropower, Irrigation)

Irrigated area: 150000

Power: 300 MW

Energy: 235 GWh/yr

Owner: Public Power Corporation (PPC)

Year of operation: -

 

POURNARI II DAM

 

After the construction of Pournari I, in 1997 was accomplished the second station of Pournari II. The new dam and the lateral embankment created a small reservoir of 4,000,000 m3 capacity which serves the irrigational needs in the valley of Arta-Preveza.

 

 

 

 

General information

 

Location: Arta prefecture

Dam type: earthfill (TE)

Dam Height: 15 m

Crest Length: - m

Dam Volume: 700 x106 m3

Reservoir capacity: 4.5 x106 m3

Reservoir surface: 0.65 x106 m2

Use: HI (Hydropower, Irrigation)

Power: 33.6 MW

Energy: 45 GWh/yr

Owner: Public Power Corporation (PPC)

Year of operation: 1997

 

 

METSOVITIKOS DAM

 

Metsovitikos dam is located in a tributary of Arachthos, the homonym Metsovitikos river, south of Metsovo town. The dam has never been in operation since it has been abandoned by the contractor. There have been intense reactions from locals and ecological organizations as press releases shows [1, 2].

 

General information

 

Location: Ioannina prefecture

Dam type: earthfill (TE)

Dam Height: 11 m

Crest Length: 850 m

Dam Volume: 0.2 x106 m3

Reservoir capacity: -

Reservoir surface: 24 x106 m2

Use: H (Hydropower)

Power: 29 MW

Energy: - GWh/yr

Owner: Public Power Corporation (PPC)

Year of operation: the construction has stopped, it has been abandoned by contractor

 

 

Φράγμα

 

 

Picture 1. Pournari I dam viewed towards the upriver side (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/18839356)

 

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Picture 2. Pournari I dam viewed towards the downriver side (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/5989152)

 

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Picture 3. Pournari II dam viewed towards the upriver side (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/4053351)

 

 

Sources and related websites

 

1.     http://www.oikologio.gr/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=2200

2.     http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=695414

3.     http://www.terna.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&layout=news&id=383&Itemid=213&lang=en