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Jodojigawa Dam | Dams in Fukui viewed from drone


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Name : Jodojigawa Dam
Location : 170, Aza Okuyama, Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture
The name of the river : Jodoji River – Kuzuryu River System
Type : Concrete gravity dam
Administrator : Fukui Prefecture
Year of completion : 2008
Shooting day : November 6th, 2017


Jodojigawa Dam

The dam is a relatively new one in Fukui Prefecture and is easy to get to. Looking closely,
it is a stylish dam which has elaborate small details such as the shapes of the roofs of its surrounding facilities and the design of the vertical stripes on the dam body. Katsuyama has a lot of snow in winter, so one the purposes of the dam is supplying snow-flowing water which is used in Katsuyama City. You can see Mt. Houonji, where there is one of the biggest ski resorts in western Japan, “SKI JAM Katsuyama”, at the back of the dam.


Jodojigawa Dam The nameplate
The nameplate represents the design of the dam.


Jodojigawa Dam The crest gate

The two overflow emergency spillways are built side by side and the two regular spillway slide gates are built vertically in the center. The “face” looks pretty sharp.


Jodojigawa Dam The sand storage dam

In the upstream of the dam lake, there is a sand storage dam, which prevents
earth and sand flowing into the dam lake and also is used as a recreation spot.


Jodojigawa Dam Card (front)
Dam Card (front) Ver.1.1(2015.09)


Jodojigawa Dam Card (back)
Dam Card (back)


They distribute the Dam Card at the Jodojigawa Dam’s monitoring facility.
(From April 1st to November 30th, 8:30 - 17:25, including Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)

“Dams in Fukui viewed from drone” is a project that introduces dams in Fukui Prefecture through videos with concept of “Moving dam cards”.


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