A glimpse of the Dashimen Water Conservancy Project
Aerial photo taken in June 2022 shows the view of Dashimen Reservoir in Xinjiang. The water flowing through the irrigation canal near home is no longer turbid after precipitation by the reservoir, and the sand content is greatly reduced. (Photo by Su Xin)
After the main project of Dashimen Water Conservancy Project on Qarqan River was completed in September 2021, the reservoir lowered the sluice gate and began impounding, starting to play a comprehensive role in flood control and power generation.
Photo taken in September 2021 shows the Dashimen Reservoir lowers the sluice gate and begins impounding. (Photo by Su Xin)
Photo taken in September 2021 shows the scene of inspection before lowering the sluice gate and impounding of the Dashimen Reservoir. (Photo by Su Xin)
Aerial photo taken on September 14, 2021 shows the scene before lowering the sluice gate and impounding of the Dashimen Reservoir. (Photo by Su Xin)
Aerial photo taken in October, 2021 shows the scene after the impoundment of the Dashimen Reservoir. (Photo by Su Xin)
The Dashimen Water Conservancy Project is located on the main stream of the Qarqan River in Qiemo County. It is one of the 172 major water conservancy projects in the country. It can control floods in the upper mountains, improve flood control standards, and provide clean energy to the State Grid Corporation of China in Qiemo County, greatly improving the electricity consumption conditions of people on both sides of the Qarqan River and effectively alleviating the seasonal water shortage problem of 340,000 mu of farmland in Qarqan River irrigation area, while carrying the safe water and electricity consumption of more than 70,000 people on both sides of the Qarqan River.
Photo taken in October 2021 shows a technician debugs equipment at the Dashimen Water Conservancy Project in Xinjiang. (Photo by Su Xin)
Photo taken on October 14, 2021 shows a technician monitors the operation data of the power generation unit of the Dashimen Water Conservancy Project. (Photo by Su Xin)
Photo taken in May 2022 shows technicians check and accept the first generator set of the Dashimen Water Conservancy Project. (Photo by Su Xin)
It is understood that since March 11, 2022, Dashimen Water Conservancy Project of Qarqan River has provided 22.5 million cubic meters of agricultural irrigation water for the Irrigation District of Qiemo County. With the improvement of the irrigation guarantee rate of the local government, the irrigation situation of spring drought, summer flood and water shortage in autumn in the downstream irrigation area is effectively solved, and the problem of sediment deposition in the channel is also solved.
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