Hali Dam

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Hali Dam
Hali Dam is located in Saudi Arabia
Hali Dam
Location of Hali Dam
Country Saudi Arabia
Location Kead, Makkah Province
Coordinates 18°46′4.30″N 41°34′28.29″E / 18.7678611°N 41.5745250°E / 18.7678611; 41.5745250Coordinates: 18°46′4.30″N 41°34′28.29″E / 18.7678611°N 41.5745250°E / 18.7678611; 41.5745250
Purpose Flood control, irrigation, municipal water, groundwater recharge
Construction began 2003
Opening date 2009; 5 years ago (2009)
Owner(s) Ministry of Water and Electricity
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity
Impounds Wadi Hali
Height (foundation) 95 m (312 ft)
Height (thalweg) 57 m (187 ft)
Length 384 m (1,260 ft)
Width (crest) 8 m (26 ft)
Width (base) 71 m (233 ft)
Dam volume 690,000 m3 (900,000 cu yd)
Spillway type Overflow, 12 openings
Spillway capacity 7,856 m3/s (277,400 cu ft/s)
Reservoir
Total capacity 249,860,000 m3 (202,560 acre·ft)
Catchment area 4,843 km2 (1,870 sq mi)
Surface area 15 km2 (5.8 sq mi)

The Hali Dam is a gravity dam on Wadi Hali about 14 km (8.7 mi) east of Keyad in Makkah Province of southwestern Saudi Arabia. The dam has many purposes to include flood control, irrigation, municipal water supply and groundwater recharge. The dam's reservoir has a total storage of 249,860,000 m3 (202,560 acre·ft), making it the second largest in the country after the King Fahad Dam. The dam was constructed between 2003 and 2009. It is owned and operated by the Ministry of Water and Electricity.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alhamid, Abdulaziz A. (2004). "Achievements of the custodian of the two holy mosques in water sector, PSIPW". King Saud University. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dams and Reservoirs". RONA. Retrieved 27 March 2014.