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Tortum Waterfall, Erzurum

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Waterfall · Nature / Park
The Tortum Waterfall is the tallest waterfall in Turkey. Since the completion of the Tortum Dam and Hydroelectric Plant in 1960, water is drawn from Tortum Lake through channels and tunnels, and allowed to rush down into the turbines. The waterfall is fed only from the surplus water and thus now functions only for a very short period during the months of May and June when the water level of the lake is exceptionally high. During the other months the bed of the waterfall is almost dry. The lake and waterfall are located in the Tortum district, 100 km (62 mi) north of Erzurum in Eastern Anatolia Region.

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  • Went to Tortum falls with friends and their children. Left Erzurum by bus and we were there in about 3 hours. Most part of the journey the roads were good;except for a small part where there was...  more »
  • The water fall is really beautiful and big, I would recommend you take a change of clothes with you as well as a water proof phone. Swimming is allowed so you can take a swimming suit however make...  more »
  • If you are going to Erzurum for a visit, be sure to visit Lake Tortum and waterfall. Unlike the harsh climate of Erzurum, its lush nature is a magnificent place with its warm climate. If you like a picnic, I'm sure you'll enjoy it even more, because unfortunately, there's no place where you can eat, and the ones who don't seem to be able to respond to the need. Great plains and rivers on the road will excite you to stop and breathe. Although I recommend April and May as a season, if you are an adventurer and have a Jeep-style car, you will not regret visiting in winter.
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