Liyuan Dam and Liyuan Hydropower Station in Lijiang

The Liyuan Dam(梨园电站) is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Jinsha River on the border of Yulong County and Shangri-La County, Yunnan Province, China. The dam has an associated hydroelectric power station with a 2,400 MW power station containing 4 x 600 MW generators. Construction on the river diversion for the dam began in 2008.[1][2] It began to impound its reservoir in November 2014 and on December 28, 2014 the first generator was commissioned. The second generator was commissioned in July 2015.

The 155 m (509 ft) dam withholds a reservoir of 727,000,000 m3 (589,388 acre⋅ft), of which 209,000,000 m3 (169,439 acre⋅ft) is active or “useful” storage. The normal reservoir level is 1,618 m (5,308 ft) above sea level with a minimum of 1,602 m (5,256 ft). The catchment area for the reservoir in the upstream basin is 220,000 km2 (84,942 sq mi) while the reservoir surface area is 14.73 km2 (6 sq mi).