Nagano Prefecture, Ueda City, and the Nagano Prefecture Kangawa Riverbanks Land Improvement District worked together to construct this water utilization dam for irrigation, a water supply, and to generate electricity. The water stored by this dam comes through 15 weirs drawing water from the Kangawa River, and it irrigates about 1,300 hectares (3,200 acres) of farmland, dramatically improving the productivity of farmland that had suffered from a lack of water. And stabilizing the river’s flow has had untold benefits outside of those to agriculture.
When staff is available you can tour the dam, so please stop by the office and let the staff know your intentions. You will receive a dam card.
|address||Sugadaira, Ueda City|
|access||(1) About 20 minutes by car from Ueda Sugadaira IC |
(2) About 50 minutes by bus from Ueda Station on the JR Hokuriku Shinkansen