Al-Rastan Dam

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Al-Rastan Dam
Al-Rastan Dam is located in Syria
Al-Rastan Dam
Location of Al-Rastan Dam
Country Syria
Location Al-Rastan, Homs Governorate
Coordinates 34°56′18.32″N 36°44′03.36″E / 34.9384222°N 36.7342667°E / 34.9384222; 36.7342667Coordinates: 34°56′18.32″N 36°44′03.36″E / 34.9384222°N 36.7342667°E / 34.9384222; 36.7342667
Purpose Irrigation
Status Operational
Opening date 1960
Dam and spillways
Impounds Orontes River
Height 67 m (220 ft)
Total capacity 228,000,000 m3 (185,000 acre·ft)
Surface area 21 km2 (8.1 sq mi)

Al-Rastan Dam is an embankment dam on the Orontes River in the city of Al-Rastan, Homs Governorate, Syria. It was completed in 1960 with the primary purpose of irrigation.[1] It was constructed by the Bulgarian firm Hydrostroy along with the Mouhardeh Dam, downstream and also on the Orontes.[2]

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  1. ^ "Middle East Dams". UN FAO (via Aquasat). Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hydrostroy". Velgraf. Retrieved 9 August 2013.