Hassan II Dam

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Hassan II Dam
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Dam and reservoir it created
Hassan II Dam is located in Morocco
Hassan II Dam
Location of Hassan II Dam
Country Morocco
Location Midelt
Coordinates 32°47′29.90″N 04°46′06.15″W / 32.7916389°N 4.7683750°W / 32.7916389; -4.7683750Coordinates: 32°47′29.90″N 04°46′06.15″W / 32.7916389°N 4.7683750°W / 32.7916389; -4.7683750
Purpose Flood control, water supply, irrigation
Status Operational
Construction began February 2001
Opening date March 2005
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity, roller-compacted concrete
Impounds Moulouya River
Height 122 m (400 ft)
Length 577 m (1,893 ft)
Width (crest) 7 m (23 ft)
Dam volume 690,000 m3 (902,486 cu yd)[1]
Reservoir
Total capacity 400,000,000 m3 (324,285 acre·ft)
Catchment area 3,300 km2 (1,274 sq mi)
Surface area 12.7 km2 (5 sq mi)
Normal elevation 1,370 m (4,495 ft)[2]

The Hassan II Dam, also known as the Sidi Said Dam, is a gravity dam on the Moulouya River about 13 km (8.1 mi) north of Midelt in Midelt Province, Morocco. It has a maximum storage capacity of 400 million cubic meters.[3] The dam is used for potable water, irrigation and the protection of downstream areas and dams against floods and siltation.[4] Construction of the dam began in February 2001 and it was completed in March 2005.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hassan II (Sidi Said) (search term)". RCC Dam Database. Malcolm Dunstan & Associates. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Chahboune, M (15 September 2013). "Research of Bacterial Indicators of Faecal Contamination of Water of the Hassan II Dam". Larhyss Journal (15): 125. ISSN 1112-3680. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  3. ^ CHAHBOUNE, M., CHAHLAOUI A. and ZAID A (8 jan. 2014.). "CONTRIBUTION A L’ETUDE DE LA QUALITE BACTERIOLOGIQUE DES EAUX DU BARRAGE HASSAN II (PROVINCE DE MIDELT, MAROC)" [CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF BACTERIOLOGICAL QUALITY OF WATER OF HASSAN II DAM (PROVINCE OF MIDELT, MOROCCO)]. LES TECHNOLOGIES DE LABORATOIRE (in French) (IMIST) 8 (34): 153–161. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  4. ^ CHAHBOUNE, M, CHAHLAOUI, A, ZAID, A and BEN MOUSSA, A (22 Dec 2013). "CONTRIBUTION A LA CARACTERISATION PHYSICOCHIMIQUE DES EAUX DU LAC RESERVOIR DU BARRAGE HASSAN II (PROVINCE DE MIDELT, MAROC)" [CONTRIBUTION TO THE PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE WATERS OF THE LAKE-RESERVOIR DAM HASSAN II (MIDELT PROVINCE, MOROCCO)]. Larhyss Journal (in French) (June 2013) 14: 61–77. ISSN 1112-3680. Retrieved 7 February 2014.