Sirikit Dam

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Location Pha Leod Sub-district, Tha Pla District, Uttaradit Province

Dam Features

Type Earth dam with clay core
Height 113.6 meters
Crest elevation +169 meters (MSL)
Crest length 810 meters
Crest width 12 meters
Maximum width (at base) 630 meters
Reservoir's storage capaciy 9,510 million cubic meters

Generating Capacity
         The power plant houses four 125 MW generating units, totalling 500 MW of generating capacity.

Background
         Sirikit Dam was constructed under the Development of the Nan River Basin Project to prevent flooding in the southern area of Uttaradit Province. Formerly known as Pha Som Dam, the Dam is situated in Tha Pla District, Uttaradit Province. Later on, the dam was named “Sirikit Dam” after the name of Her Majesty the Queen.
         Sirikit Dam was built across the Nan River at Pha Leud Sub-district, Tha Pla District, Uttaradit Province. The dam construction by the Department of Royal Irrigation started in 1963 and was completed in 1972, while the construction of Sirikit Hydropower Plant by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) started in 1968 and was completed in 1972 at the same time of the dam construction. The opening ceremony of the dam and the power plant was performed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on March 4, 1977.

Facilities

Accommodation
         Tourists can select various kinds of rooms which can accommodate two to seven persons. The breeze and natural scenery will be memorable experience for the tourists.

Restaurant
         At Rabeang Nan Restaurant located beside Nan River, you can see the beautiful Queen Sirikit Bridge and enjoy famous food like Red Tilapia fish and royal Thai style salad.

Golf Course
         The golf course at Sirikit Dam is comprised of 18 holes. It is one of the best courses in the province and holds the various big golf competitions.

Recreational Park
         Sumalai Park was created by EGAT in honor of H.M. Queen Sirikit on the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty’s Fifth Cycle (60th) Birthday Anniversary in 1992. Open for public use, the park provides a variety of recreational areas and facilities, such as colorful garden plants, lotus pond, herb garden, playground, multi-purpose ground, exercise ground etc. Erected as a landmark of the park is a Sculpture of Enlightenment, a lotus sculpture symbolizing Her Majesty’s intelligence and kindness in supporting and promoting Thai arts and crafts to become famous worldwide.

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