The life stream of Jeollabuk-do, Yongdam Lake
Yongdam Lake is an artificial lake made by Yongdam dam.
Yongdam dam is a fresh water lake made by submerging one eup
and five of Yongdam-myeon, Ancheon-myeon, Jeongcheon-myeon, part
of Jucheon-myeon, Sangjeon-myeon, part of Jinap-eup. The dam
is a concrete dam reaching 70m in height, 498m in length. The
area of the lake is 30㎢, has total storage capacity of 815000000
ton, and 672000000 ton available water storage capacity.
Rivers of the clear Jeollabuk-do eastern mountain area, Jucheon,
Ancheon, Jeongcheon, Sangjeon flows from the Yongdam. This
dam is designed to change the flow of the rivers and by supplying
1350000ton a day to the upper stream of Wangju-gun Gosan-myeon Sohyang-ri
Mangyeong river through a water conduction tunnel, a diameter of
3.2m and length of 21.9km, it was also designed to supply everyday
water to Jeonju of Jeolla-do.
This place has become a 'must-see' tourist attraction of Jinan-gun,
after the dam was built and fresh water lake was formed. The
road that links Jeongcheon-myeon - Yongdam-myeon - Yongdam dam,
which was formed around the dam, is famous for its fantastic driving
course where you can enjoy the spectacle view of the lake. The road
that links Ancheon-myeon - Yongdam dam is also a recommended.