Water released from Kurobe dam in tourist show

posted on June 27, 2016

Japan's highest hydropower dam has begun to release water for tourists.

Water is discharged from the Kurobe Dam in Toyama Prefecture, central Japan, for tourists from June through October every year. The 186-meter-high dam was built in 1963.

This year's release began on Sunday.

Workers at the electric power company that operates the dam began to maneuver the equipment to release water shortly after 5 AM. They say the amount of discharged water reached 15 tons per second at 6 AM.

The company says tourists can get a better view from a new 90-square-meter terrace about 3 meters closer to the spillway than the previous observatory.

source by nhk
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