Fukui Prefecture Dam

0938-Umokawa Dam / Fukui Prefecture

4.0
0938-Umokawa Dam / Fukui Prefecture Fukui Prefecture Dam
This article can be read in about 3 minutes to read.

Date of interview: Monday, 7/29/2023

We came here after the tour at the Sasagawa Dam. It seems that we used to be able to go close to the embankment, but we gave up and just looked at it from the national road because of this sign on the single pipe barricade. I wonder if we can get permission if we call them...

The Kumogawa Dam, together with the Sasagawa Dam and Nakajima Power Station, was constructed by Fukui Prefecture and has been managed by the Fukui Prefectural Government since its completion.

barricade made of steel wire
barricade made of steel wire

View of the levee from the national road

Similar photos follow 💦.
Actually, I have visited the Kumogawa Dam several times in the past, but this will be the first time I have properly photographed it. The last time I was here, my son was still quite young, and I remember that I took him out for a drive to take care of him at my father-in-law's funeral, passing through the famous "fall and you die" Onmi Pass from the Gifu Prefecture side.

Downstream view of the levee from the national highway
Downstream view of the levee from the national highway

It is a little far away with the naked eye, but I would like to get closer. The Kumogawa Dam is an arch dam and was constructed for power generation together with the Sasagawa Dam and Nakajima Power Station. It is also a dam for erosion control.

Zoom in a little
Zoom in a little

Astringent! Too austere! The Ungawa Dam was built in the same generation as the Sansei Dam, Kami Shiiba Dam, and Naruko Dam, in the early days of arch dams, and I think this austerity shows it.

Crest gate of Ungawa Dam
Ungawa Damcrest gate

In addition to the free overflow gate, the Kumogawa Dam is equipped with a large steel gate for low water level discharge on the right bank side. Moreover, it is a ski jump type!

Steel gates and ski jumps
Steel gates and ski jumps

Observe everywhere with a telephoto lens.

Upper part of steel gate
Upper part of steel gate

The Ungawa Dam is thick-walled, massive, and conveys a sense of quality and solidity.

Once again, the big picture...
Once again, the big picture...

Hmmm...it was the Cloud River Dam that I would like to get closer to if I could.

Overall view of the downstream face of the Ungawa Dam embankment, Part 2
Overall view of the downstream face of the Ungawa Dam embankment, Part 2

Ungawa Dam Specifications

LocationSuhara, Ono-shi, Fukui
River NameKumo River, Kuzuryu River System
ObjectiveP(Power generation)
ModelA(arch dam)
Bank height39m
Bank length95m
Dam volume18,000 m3
Watershed Area58.8k㎡ (direct: 55.8k㎡, indirect: 3k㎡)
Reservoir area18 ha
Total storage capacity1,490,000 m3
Effective water storage capacity1,490,000 m3
Dam operatorHokuriku Electric Power Co.
Main body constructorShimizu Corporation
Year of launch1952
Year Completed1957
Name of Dam Lake-

Other facilities/observations

Parking lot×
Toilet×
Park×
PR Exhibition Hall×
Fishing×
Viewing platform×

Map around Kumogawa Dam

雲川ダム周辺の天気

雲川ダムに近いと思われる宿泊施設

Hotels and Inns in Ono - Accommodation Reservations (Fukui Prefecture) [Rakuten Travel] (in Japanese only)
If you are looking for hotels and inns in Ono, Rakuten Travel is the best place to go! You can use and earn Rakuten points, and it is a very economical accommodation reservation site. You can also use discount coupons! Domestic tours, airline tickets, car rentals, and bus reservations are also available!
Hotel in Ono, Japan.
Save big on hotels in Ono, Japan when you book online. We offer a wide variety of rooms with competitive room rates. You can choose the best hotel deals based on actual guest ratings.
This article was written by.
Shin Jinma

Dam enthusiast who loves Momosuke Fukuzawa / Dampedia and Dam News administrator / Certified Dammeister (01-018) by the Japan Dam Foundation / Started selling discharge caution goods.https://shop.dampedia.com

Follow Damapedia

Comment

Copied title and URL