Tieshan Irrigation Project
Awarded Gold Medal of National Excellent Engineering Design, Silver Medal of National Excellent Engineering Survey, and First Prize of Provincial Excellent Engineering Survey
Tieshan Irrigation Area, located in north part of Hunan province and in middle and lower reach of Xinqiang River east to the Dongting Lake, has the design irrigation area of 63,600 hm2. It is the second largest irrigation area in Hunan Province. Its area covers from Yueyang County in the east, to the Dongting Lake in the west, to Miluo Municipality in the south, and to Linxiang Municipality in the north. This area belongs to the most important commodity grain production base and main grain production area of the Dongting Lake. The irrigation area has the population of 1.16 million. The Tieshan Reservoir is the main water source works of the irrigation area, and it is made from cutting off the Xinqiang River. It is a large scale (Grade II) comprehensive water resource project with the functions of flood control, irrigation, urban water supply, as well power generation, aquiculture and poultry, ecological tourism, etc. The reservoir has the total storage of 690 million m3. Dam of the Tieshan Reservoir is clay inclined wall sand-shell dam, with the height of 44m.