Upon impounding of Karun 4 Dam in March 25, more than 500 million cubic meters water is stored behind the dam.
According to a report released by IWPCO's PR, unveiling the news, Eng. Hussein Ranjbaran, Executive Director of Karun 4 project said:
" within last 25 days, more than 500 million cubic meters of water is stored in Karun 4 dam ,while the volume of water is two and a half times more than the full capacity of Karaj Dam ."
Calling the volume of water storage important, he stated:" In addition to helping the process of providing required water for downstream dams in summer, as well as the peak hours of power consumption, it will increase the volume of adjustable water on Karun River."
The official mentioned that based on the plan, the operations of launching the first unit of Karun 4 power plant will be incepted in summer ,so the people of the country will enjoy the benefit of the hydroelectric power plant.
The Executive Director of Karun 4 project predicted that the second unit of the power plant will come on stream in November, while the third and the fourth units will be ready to enter the country's nationwide electricity networks as of March.
Karun 4 dam, with 230 meters high, is considered as the highest double arc concrete dam in the country.
Aiming to balance the water of Karun River by f 3.7 billion cubic meters per annum, the dam was constructed, while its one thousand megawatt power plant generates 2100 GWH energy.
The impounding operation of Karun 4 Dam was carried out in March 25 in the presence of the President.
Aiming to store water for downstream areas, as well as generating water, the gates of the dam are closed.
Karun 4 Dam is located in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari province, within 180 km southwest of Shahr-e- Kord, on Karun River.