Hydroelectricity and dams in the Dominican Republic

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There are many hydroelectric plants in the Dominican Republic, which is composed of rivers, lakes, streams, and several waterfalls.

River:** Dam (Hydro-electric plant) Place: Capacity: (millions of m³*) Year Made:
Yaque Del Norte Tavera 137.0 1973
Bao River Bao 150.7 1984
Bao River López-Angostura 4.4 1985
Jimenoa River Jimenoa 0.3 1950
Maguaca River Maguaca 15.6 1999
Chacuey River Chacuey 13.7 1979
Yuna River Hatillo 375.0 1984
Nizao River Valdesia 137.0 1976
Nizao River Jiguey 167.2 1992
Nizao River Aguacate 4.3 1992
Nizao River Las Barias 1.7 1976
Yaque Del Sur Sabana Yegua 354.0 1979
San Juan River Sabaneta 63.0 1981
Blanco River Rio Blanco 1.1 1996
Jima River Rincón 60.0 1978
Las Damas Las Damas 0.4 1967
Mijo River Mijo 1.6 1990
Mao River Monción 369.4 2001
Cabeza De Caballo Cabeza De Caballo 0.6 1988

Note:

  • *Capacity does not mean the amount of water that passes by the dam. It means the capacity of dam.
  • **Some rivers have the same name as dams or hydro-electric plants.