In about 10 years, the complete cost of the dam will be recovered. Flood control[ change change source ] A model of the spillways of the Three Gorges Dam, used to remove floodwater from the reservoir.
Does anyone have detailed dimentions than just the height? Stain, Friederich; Zanonni, Rafael Viera. We are not talking of a city standing on the banks of a river.
Given the size of the reservoir, the environmental destruction must have been vast.
The eight generating stations of the complex have a total generating capacity of 16, MW. In a singular dam, Itaipu still is the biggest hydroelectric power station of the world.
But I think it could be more mentioned, because its a very significant achievement. K50 Dude - - - talk —Preceding undated comment was added at Is it a bad idea to rename this page to "Itaipu Dam"? Makes no sense to me. I think it should be moved to "Itaipu Dam", the sentence corrected and a pic of the dam put in the info box instead of the company logo.
That is just from a first glance. I have corrected the article with this edit on April 7th. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page.
No further edits should be made to this section. Page moved to Itaipu dam. Itaipu Dam  appears to the most commonname in English. Itaipu hydroelectric projectItaipu hydro station and Itaipu hydro complex also appear to be used but with less frequency and to lesser extent.
Similar consensus on whether or not to capitalize howitzer in M howitzerM howitzer etc. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus talk While dam describes the structure associated with the name, it becomes its official name and is often capitalized.
Sometimes lowercase is used. When using dam nicknames or in planning, when describes a dam site by its immediate locality, lower-case is often used. Also, sometimes press articles will use lower-case.
I think upper-case is more common and consistent. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. Dam parameters notable question [ edit ] What is the real height of this dam from the floor bottom, not sea level and what is the level of water below dam?
Otherwise, the rated head is meters and it can drop down to m. Consequently, it means that the level of reservoir can move up and down 90 meters.
It can not be true figure, its variation must be in range of 30 meters without any doubt. For instance, the volume 29 billion cubic meters may mean available volume of reservoir and this one corresponds to variations equal to m.
It seems to me that the height of the dam is meters and lower level is nearly 60 masl. Any exact figures or corrections to this argumentation?
There is another option in fact: It was filled by concrete after that. So perhaps it means, that real height above rock bottom is m and the bottom is below lower stream as much as 60 m. Only reservoir levels described with sea level. These are water levels in "m above sealevel".
The vertical difference in levels is as calculated from their difference:Full moon in the Iguassu National Park Every month, for 4 days when the moon is full, if the weather conditions are good, there are full moon excursions.
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