Karun-3 Dam

Posted by Siamak Hajimahmoudi (isfahan, Iran) on 14 May 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Karun-3 dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Karun river in the province of Khuzestan, Iran. It was built to help meet Iran's energy demands as well as to provide flood control. The Karun has the highest discharge of Iran's rivers.

The purpose of the dam is for power generation and flood control. The Karun III power generators are connected to the national power network as the peak power generation. With this power plant being operated, with the capacity of 2,280 MW, and an average annual electric power generation of 4,137 GWh, a major portion of the electric power shortage in the country will be met.

The dam is a concrete double arch type, 205 m (673 ft) high from the foundation and 185 m (607 ft) high from the river bed. Its foundation width is 29.5 m (97 ft).

The arch dam design is an ideal one for a dam built in a narrow, rocky gorge to hold back water in a reservoir. Because of the arch shape, the force of the backed up water presses downward against the dam and has the effect of strengthening the dam foundation
Panorama ( 9 Shot )

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

absolutely wonderful panorama, full of details, impresseve contrast and colors, nice work

14 May 2010 1:10pm

@fabrizio: grazie fabrizio :)

JJ from Jersey City, United States

What a fantastic shot(or shots should I say) of this Dam its huge

14 May 2010 1:15pm

@JJ: thank you JJ

soma from Iran

مث نقاشيه
يعني فضاي كارون انقدر خوشكله؟
خيلي عكس نازي شده

14 May 2010 3:02pm

@soma: ممنون سوما جان بله واقعا اعجاب انگیزه این مناطق

k@ from Paris, France

Very impressive image !

14 May 2010 4:28pm

@k@: merci karine :)

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

stunnin' !!!
wonderful shot with whole it lines and details..so interestin' for me..

14 May 2010 4:51pm

@The MaJor: thx the major

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

wow! fantastic superb what a view!! the water is a georgous color !!

14 May 2010 5:31pm

@kate: thank you kate :)

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful !

14 May 2010 6:43pm

@Céline: thx céline :)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fabulous work, the stitch looks great!

14 May 2010 7:03pm

@Curly: thank you curly :)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

superbe !! 5* !!!

15 May 2010 1:39pm

@Lougris: merci lougris :)

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Amazing; this looks like something straight out of National Geographic. Your description of the dam adds a lot also.

15 May 2010 7:42pm

@Mark Johnson: thank you mark :)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful, impressive image .

16 May 2010 6:12pm

@MARIANA: thank you mariana :)

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

A great view! The blues and purples are spectacular!

17 May 2010 1:23pm

@Earnest: thank you earnest :)

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! What a fantastic job you did here!!! I love it. Superb detail and POV. Thanks for the interesting info.

18 May 2010 4:50am

@✿ Anina ✿: thank you anina

Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤ from Brecht, Belgium

Oh this is beautiful

18 May 2010 7:28am

@Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤: thank you patricia :)

mahshid from Iran

wow.. perfect.

18 May 2010 8:28am

@mahshid: mer30 mahshid jan

Marie from FRESNES, France

très beau panorama.

6 Jun 2010 4:34pm

Abbas Mohammadi from Tehran, Iran

From photography point of view, it is excellent. But the dam is a great disaster for the environement and the local community. We can produce electricity by gas, and solar energy very cheaper and more friendly to nature.

4 Jul 2010 2:31am


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