In this section the project basic information is presented in form of following
River length is more than 300 km and Bakhtiari dam has a catchment area of 6388 km2.
|Average height of catchment area
|Catchment area slope
|Average slope of the river
|Length of main river
|Average annual rainfall in catchment area
|Average evaporation of reservoir
|Average annual temperature of dam construction site
|Probable maximum rainfall (PMP)
Within the catchment area there are 5 meteorology stations, which although they do not have similar outputs, but generally their situation are estimated to be desirable.
The studied regional stations include Taleh Zang Dez, Tangpanj Sezar, Tangpanj Bakhtiari, Sepid Dasht Sezar, Zaz, Zard Fahrah, Ghelyan and Kazem Abad Kakolestan.
|Average slope of the river
|Average outflow of water in Tangpanj station
According to the existing data achieved from floods, most of the floods have taken place in spring and fall. The biggest observed flood in Bakhtiari River had a discharge of 4988 m3/s and occurred in Azar of 1994. Estimated discharge of floods with several return periods is presented in the following table:
Quality of Bakhtiari River water with ER and TDS are orderly 1090 maximum and 376 for drinking and agricultural use.
Annual sediments volume of the area is estimated about 9 million m3.
|Planning the water resources|
|Reservoir minimum volume
|Reservoir volume at normal figures
|Reservoir profitable volume
|Annual inlet volume
|Water regulation volume
|Safety functional coefficient
|Power house installation capacity
|Primarily annual energy
|Secondary annual energy
The project location is wrinkled at north-west of Zagros sedimentary catchment area and is situated in Dezful low lands. This structure is situated mostly on Silica-lime of serok Sazand. Some of the important geological structures of the area are Gir Yoveh & Sia Klooh anticline, F1, F2 and F3 faults and kink bands. The penetration amount in left side is somehow high. Seismic topography tests results shows average velocity of 3200 to 2700 m/s in abutment and 500 m/s at foundation, which are not due to stone mass quality. Underground and galleries explorations and grouting tests are being carried out.
The soil mechanic tests for determining the module of shape alternation and other physical specifications of stone mass are also being carried out.
Bakhtiari dam seismocity parameters are studied regarding seismography data of the region and general behavior of Zagros. With use of Deterministic method and Probabilistic method, the maximum amount of land horizontal velocity for
50-year return period (CE) is 0.15g, 145-year return period (OBE) is 0.23 g, 475-year return period (DBE) is 0.32 g and for 2000-year return period (MDE) is 0.45g. Maximum acceptable earthquake (MDE) for F3 fault is equal to 0.55 g which is equal to the vertical velocity of 0.429.
|Total volume of reservoir
||5200 million m3|
|Profitable volume of reservoir
||3027 million m3|
|Water normal level
|Water minimum level
|Water maximum level
Dam construction area is generally located on silica-lime Sazand of the Serok and according to the layers thickness and silica compounds, is divided into seven sub-units of Sv1 to Sv7. Some of the important geological structures are anticline of Giriveh and Siahkooh, F1-F3 trust, younger fault of F2, kink bands, forked clines and four joint systems at construction site. Slope and direction of layering slope, generally at downstream of anticline axis is N215/75 and in its upstream is N035/50. The issue of studying slope stability in current situation, without considering the artificial off-take of materials in axis area and other structures, does not show any difficulty and the abutments are stable in case of earthquake.