Name : Sasogawa Dam
Location : Motodo, Ono City, Fukui Prefecture
The name of the river : Managawa River – Kuzuryu River System
Type : Concrete gravity dam
Administrator : Fukui Prefecture
Year of completion : 1957
Shooting day : November 6th, 2017
It is a well-formed dam which has three crest gates at the center of the dam body.
It features the spillway tunnel which was newly built from 1972 to 1977 on the right bank after heavy rains in Okuetsu area in 1965. You can see the big gate at a little distance from the dam body. It is a secluded dam nestled quietly deep in the mountains.
Sasogawa Dam, which is located at the most upstream of Managawa River, at the back of Managawa Dam.
There is the gate of the spillway which was newly built on the top of the picture.
The dam lake of Sasogawa Dam
That day, the water was still a little muddy because of the typhoon which wreaked havoc in late October. On the lower part of the picture, there is the monitoring facility where they distribute the Dam Card.
Dam Card (front) Ver.1.1 (2015.09)
Dam Card (back)
“Dams in Fukui viewed from drone” is a project that introduces dams in Fukui Prefecture through videos with concept of “Moving dam cards”.