Nampho Dam

Nampho Dam
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Satellite photograph showing the West Sea Barrage. The Taedong River flows from right to left and the city of Nampho is on the north bank of the river in the center of the image. The West Sea Barrage is to the left, at the mouth of the river.

Satellite photograph showing the West Sea Barrage. The Taedong River flows from right to left and the city of Nampho is on the north bank of the river in the center of the image. The West Sea Barrage is to the left, at the mouth of the river.
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl서해갑?
Hancha
McCune-ReischauerSŏhae Kapmun
Revised RomanizationSeohae Gapmun
Nampho Dam or West Sea Dam, also known as the West Sea Barrage, is a barrage located 15 km west of the special city of Nampho, North Korea. It is a huge, eight-kilometer-long system of dams, three lock chambers, and 36 sluices, allowing the passage of ships up to 50,000 tons. The dam closes the Taedong River off from the Yellow Sea. It was built from 1981 to 1986, with the resources of the whole country directed to this main construction project. The completion of the West Sea Dam allowed:
  • The raising of the water level in the Taedong River and increased ship traffic;
  • The prevention of seawater intrusion into the fresh water, thus solving the water supply problem;
  • The irrigation of additional land, enlarging the arable territory of the region.
The dam is considered a major accomplishment of North Korea. It is a commonly seen backdrop for North Korean television news broadcasts on KCNA, and is a stop for international tourists.

The locks are at geographical coordinates .

The dam's estimated total cost was $4 billion (US). [North Korea, Through the Looking Glass; Oh, Hassig, p53, 2000]
Hangul (한글) or Chosŏn'gŭl (조선글) [2]

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Variant characters
Simplified Chinese
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Kanji
- Man'yōgana
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McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000.
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The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. It is the official South Korean replacement for the 1984 McCune-Reischauer–based romanization system.
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A barrage may be
  • a weir or artificial obstruction at the mouth of a tidal watercourse such as the Murray River to increase its depth or maintain a separation between fresh and salt water or reduce the risk of tidal flooding up the river, or for tidal power generation

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Namp'o (North Korean official spelling: Nampho) is a city and seaport in South P'yŏngan Province, North Korea. It was a provincial-level Directly Governed City (Chikhalsi) from 1980 to 2004, when it was designated a "Special City" (T'ŭkgŭpsi
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Anthem
Aegukka


Capital Pyongyang

Largest city Pyongyang
Official languages Korean
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sluice is a water channel that is controlled at its head by a gate. For example, a millrace is a sluice that channels water toward a water mill.

A sluice gate is traditionally a wooden or metal plate which slides in grooves in the sides of the channel.
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Taedong River is a large river in North Korea. It rises in the Rangrim Mountains of the country's north. It then flows southwest into Korea Bay at Nampo. In between, it runs through the capital of North Korea, P'yongyang.
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Yellow Sea is the northern part of the East China Sea, which in turn is a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean. It is located between mainland China and the Korean peninsula. Its name comes from the sand particles that color its water, originating from the Yellow River.
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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1950s  1960s  1970s  - 1980s -  1990s  2000s  2010s
1978 1979 1980 - 1981 - 1982 1983 1984

Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI
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1983 1984 1985 - 1986 - 1987 1988 1989

Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI
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Taedong River is a large river in North Korea. It rises in the Rangrim Mountains of the country's north. It then flows southwest into Korea Bay at Nampo. In between, it runs through the capital of North Korea, P'yongyang.
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Seawater is water from a sea or ocean. On average, seawater in the world's oceans has a salinity of ~3.5%, or 35 parts per thousand. This means that every 1 kg of seawater has approximately 35 grams of dissolved salts (mostly, but not entirely, the ions of sodium chloride: Na
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Fresh Water is the debut album by Australian rock and blues singer Alison McCallum, released in 1972. Rare for an Australian artist at the time, it came in a gatefold sleeve.
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KCNA may refer to:
  • Korean Central News Agency, the state news agency of North Korea.
  • KCNA, a FM radio station in Medford, Oregon

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