Srinakarin Dam (formerly Chao Noen Dam) is the first multi-purpose dam of the Mae Klong River Basin Development Project, built on the Khwae Yai River. Chao Noen s house Tha Kradan Subdistrict Si Sawat District Kanchanaburi Blocking the Khwae Yai River is counted as The eighth dam of 17 dams built by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) for Various benefits as well as help develop life livelihood of the people and promote it to be beautiful tourist attraction
Srinakarin Dam was born to benefit the lives of the people. and national development It has now become a tourist attraction. and one of the important places to rest in Kanchanaburi Each year there will be a large influx of tourists to visit. It is one of Thailand showpiece places.
Characteristics of dams and power plants
Srinakarin Dam is the largest clay core reclamation dam in Thailand. The height from the foundation is 140 meters, the dam ridge is 610 meters long, 15 meters wide, and the reservoir area is 419 square kilometers. The largest capacity is 17.745 million cubic meters. The power plant is a reinforced concrete building. Installed 5 generators, units 1-3 with a capacity of 120,000 kilowatts each, and the 4-5th are back-pumped generators. The production capacity of each machine is 180,000 kilowatts, with a total production capacity of 720,000 kilowatts.
The construction of the Srinakarin Dam began in 1973 and was completed in 1980. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej granted the royal permission to invite His Majesty the King s name. Romrajachonnani came to dubbed the dam. and accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn His Highness opened the dam on June 15, 1981.
Srinakarin Dam is a multipurpose project. which benefits in various fields as follows:
Irrigation enhances the irrigation system. Mae Klong Yai project to be more efficient, with the Mae Klong Dam of the Royal Irrigation Department as the head of work to irrigate the agricultural area throughout the year with an area of 4,118 million rai.
Electricity generation can produce electricity per year on average about 1,250 million kilowatt hours.
flood relief A large amount of water can be stored in the reservoir during the rainy season, helping to alleviate the amount of flooding in the Mae Klong River Basin.
Water transportation can be used as a route for boating up to the Thong Pha Phum area. Kanchanaburi and Ban Rai District Uthai Thani Province more conveniently and quickly
Pushing saltwater can release low water, pushing saltwater not to push forward and damage the area. Mae Klong Estuary during the dry season
It is a breeding ground for abundant freshwater fish. Help increase income for the people in another way as well.
Srinakarin Dam is another beautiful recreational attraction in Kanchanaburi. providing both knowledge and enjoyment to over a hundred thousand visitors a year and causing widespread tourism expansion, such as tourism rafts in reservoirs, etc.