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The Xiluodu Hydroelectric Dam is a conventional hydroelectric dam project on the Jinsha River, i.e. the upper course of the Yangtze River in China. In early 2005, the Chinese government halted the construction due to lack of environmental impact studies. Later, construction was restarted. If completed, the Xiluodu Dam will be the third tallest dam in the world and a key component of the Jinsha project. The total generating capacity will be 13,860 MW.
The dam site is located near Xiluodu Town, the county seat of Yunnan's Yongshan County. The other side of the river is in Sichuan's Leibo County.
|Locale||Xiuodu Town, Yongshan County, Yunnan, China|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Double-curvature arch, concrete|
|Height||278 metres (912 ft)|
|Length||700 metres (2,297 ft)|
|Type of spillway||7 x crest floodgates, 5 x tunnels|
|Capacity||12,670,000,000 cubic metres (4.47436827361×1011 cu ft)|
|Maximum capacity||13,860 MW|
|Annual generation||64 TWh|