Jatigede Reservoir

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Jatigede is a reservoir built in Sumedang Regency. The reservoir construction has long been planned and constructed and still on going until now. This reservoir was built to stem the flow of Cimanuk River in the Jatigede District, Sumedang Regency.
Historical Background
The construction has been planned since the days of the Dutch East Indies. At that time, the Dutch are planning the construction of three dams along the river flow Cimanuk and Jatigede reservoirs are the main greatest reservoir. However, the construction of three reservoirs that faces opposition from the surrounding community, so development was canceled. Only in the 1990s, the reservoir development plan Jatigede re-warmed. The first step taken by the government to relocate people living in the candidate region puddle. Relocation first performed in 1982.
Main Function
As with other reservoirs, Jatigede also has a function. The main function of this reservoir is for irrigation and hydroelectric power plants. In addition to these two main functions earlier, the reservoir also serves as a means freshwater aquaculture, water sports facilities, recreational facilities, and so forth. For Jatigede, its main function is as a means of irrigation and hydroelectricity. Jatigede built in a way to stem the flow of Cimanuk River. This resulted in damming the water flow is blocked, so that the water accumulated in a large pond. Water collected in the dam is used as a reserve of fresh water to irrigate agricultural areas in the region Majalengka, Indramayu and Cirebon. In addition to functioning as a means of irrigation, Jatigede also serves as a hydroelectric plant. Currently, in the region there is Hydroelectric Power Plant (HEPP) Parakan Kondang. With the construction of Jatigede, hydroelectric power generation capacity can be improved.

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