Sameura Dam, Tosa-cho

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The Sameura Dam is a dam on the Yoshino River on the island of Shikoku, Japan, completed in 1975. It has the largest storage capacity in Shikoku. The dam holds back a reservoir, named Lake Sameura
The dam is used for flood control, a source of irrigation, and provides tap water to surrounding areas. It also produces electricity using hydropower. The plant can generate 42 mW.
On October 14, 1994, a US Navy training plane, the Grumman A-6 Intruder, crashed near the reservoir. The A-6 Intruder took off from NAF Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture, and was headed towards MCAS Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The plane crashed on a low-level flight following a river when it got to a bend and couldn't get out. The wing sliced into the water upon a reverse. Both pilots, Lt. Eric A. Hamm and B/N John J. Dunne, Jr., were killed in the crash.

The Sameura Dam supplies water to Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture and Tokushima Prefecture. In 2005, because of little rainfall and a series of dry spells from April to June, the Shikoku Region was hit by a very serious drought and Lake Sameura dried up twice. Luckily, they could get over this crisis thanks to the heavy rain brought Typhoon Nabi.
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  • The Same-Uradama Dam is a dam located in Tosa-machi-machii, Tosa-gun, Kochi Prefecture. It is the largest dam in the Shikoku region, with a height of 106 meters and a total water storage capacity of 316 million cubic meters, the eighth largest in Japan. It is mainly a water source in Kagawa Prefecture as a water bottle in Shikoku, and the former Okawa Village office, which was submerged by a dam during the drought period, appears and becomes news. The water distribution rate of Kochi Prefecture of the Hayaakeura Dam is only 4%, and the village is submerged.
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  • It is famous for the amount of water stored at the time of the drought. At the time of the visit, the water seemed to be decreasing a little, but the roof of the former Okawa village office was not visible.
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  • Jars of Shikoku's early sameura dam. Hey, away from the main road, so why would like dam would not go easily and do not view it in for good.
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  • SNS and topics as the Dragon dam
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