Ubol Ratana Dam

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Location Ubol Ratana District, Khon Kaen Province

Dam Features

Type Rockfill dam with clay core
Height 32 meters
Crest length 885 meters
Crest width 6 meters
Reservoir's storage capacity 2,431 million cubic meters

Generating Capacity
         A 25.2 MW power plant houses three generators, each of which has 8.4 MW of installed capacity.

Background
         Ubol Ratana Dam is the first multi-purpose dam of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) in the northeastern part of Thailand. The dam is also the control center of the electricity generation of the Northeast. The dam construction was completed in 1965. Ubol Ratana Dam, originally known as “Phong Neep Dam,” was built across Phong River in the area of Khok Soong Sub-district, Nam Phong District (presently called Ubol Ratana District) in Khon Kaen Province. The dam construction was completed in 1965.
         The opening ceremony of the dam was performed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen and Her Royal Highness Princess Ubol Ratana on March 14, 1966. With the royal permission, the name “Ubol Ratana” was given to the dam.
         The improvement of Ubol Rtana Dam was carried out during 1984 - 1987 to increase its efficiency in flood mitigation.

Facilities

Accommodation
         With various styles of rooms in the middle of peaceful atmosphere and fresh air, the visitors can take a full breath of pure air.

Restaurant
         The recommended menus here are the dishes with Sheatfish as ingredient.

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EGAT Magazine 2018 - Jul-Sep