Srinagarind Dam

Srinagarind

Location Tha Kra Dan Sub-district, Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi Province

Dam Features

Type Rockfill dam with clay core
Height 140 meters
Crest length 610 meters
Crest width 15 meters
Reservoir’s area 419 square kilometers
Reservoir's storage capaciy 17,745 million cubic meters

Generating Capacity
         The power plant that is a reinforced concrete building houses 5 generating units with a total capacity of 720 MW.

Unit Capacity (MW)
1-3 120 each
4-5 (pumped storage) 180 each

Background
         Formerly known as Chao Nane Dam, Srinagarind Dam is the first multi - purpose dam under the Development of Mae Klong River Basin Project. The dam was built across the Kwai Yai River in the area of Ban Chao Nane, Tha Kradan Sub-district, Si Sawat District in Kanchanaburi Province.
         The construction of the dam was initiated in 1963 when the development of Mae Klong River basin was planned by the government to provide sufficient water for consumption of the people. The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) participated in this project in 1965 by making a survey of Kwai Yai River to make a feasibility study on the construction of a dam. It was found that Ban Chao Nane was the most appropriate place for a dam construction.
         The construction of the dam commenced in 1973 and was completed in 1980. With the royal permission granted by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the dam was named Srinagarind Dam. The opening ceremony of the dam was performed by His Majesty the King accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on June 15, 1981.

Facilities

Accommodation
         At Srinagarind dam, we offer the visitors with 5 types of rooms equipped with full facilities namely Beach House, Tub Tim House, Pae-Tai House, and Phai-Toon House.

Restaurant
         Ruen Thara Restaurant is ready to serve visitors with delicious food and drink as well as beautiful view.

Boat Service
         At Srinagarind Dam, visitors can take a boat for sightseeing in the reservoir. We have 3 boats (Khwae Yai 1, Khwae Yai 2, and Khwae Yai 3) to serve the visitors with the capacity ranging from 40 to 100 persons.

Nature Trail
         For nature lovers, two nature trails are provided in the dam area. The first nature trail of 1,900 meters long leading through the natural forest passing 6 nature interpretation stations, viewpoint of the dam site and Erawan Cliff. The second nature trail is a wooden bridge of 330 meters long near the Dam office. It is intended for those who wish to study the ecological system of the tropical forest.

Recreational Park
         Garden of Memorial Time was built on the occasion of the 90th birthday anniversary of Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother in an area of 30 rai on the foothills near the reservoir of Srinagarind Dam. In the garden, there is a large sundial representing the valuable use of time, varieties of trees, and flowers with relaxing atmosphere.

EGAT Learning Center
         EGAT Learning Center at Srinagarind Dam is housed in Rajanurak Building. It is a modern museum built in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn who carried on with His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s royal idea on natural resources, plant genetics, and biological diversity in Thailand. The learning center is based on the concept “Teach Less, Learn More,” to contribute to the understanding of natural resources and valuable local intellects. The exhibition is comprised of the treasure of natural resources, the earthquake simulator room, the renewable energy information, and Plant Genetic Conservation Project. The visitors can learn the value and benefits of resource conservation and realize in their role to preserve the plants.