List of dams and reservoirs in Cyprus

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Cyprus has a total of 108 dams and reservoirs,[1] with a total water storage capacity of about 330,000,000 m3. Dams remain the principal source of water both for domestic and agricultural use. Water desalination plants are gradually being constructed in order to deal with recent years of prolonged drought.

List of the largest dams and reservoirs in Cyprus in decreasing order of capacity:

Name District Type Completed Capacity (m3) Coordinates
1 Kouris Limassol Earthen 1988 115,000,000 34°43′40″N 32°55′04″E / 34.7278°N 32.9178°E / 34.7278; 32.9178
2 Asprokremmos Paphos Earthen 1982 52,375,000 34°43′33″N 32°33′15″E / 34.7259°N 32.5543°E / 34.7259; 32.5543
3 Evretou Paphos Rockfill 1986 24,000,000 34°58′33″N 32°28′22″E / 34.9757°N 32.4727°E / 34.9757; 32.4727
4 Kannaviou Paphos Earth/rockfill 2005 18,000,000 34°55′40″N 32°35′16″E / 34.9277°N 32.5878°E / 34.9277; 32.5878
5 Kalavasos Larnaca Rockfill 1985 17,100,000 34°48′14″N 33°15′38″E / 34.803972°N 33.260517°E / 34.803972; 33.260517
6 Lefkara Larnaca Earth/rockfill 1973 13,850,000
7 Dipotamos [2] Larnaca Rockfill 1985 15,500,000 34°51′06″N 33°21′33″E / 34.851618°N 33.359274°E / 34.851618; 33.359274
8 Yermasoyia Limassol Earthfill 1968 13,500,000 34°44′38″N 33°05′03″E / 34.7439°N 33.0843°E / 34.7439; 33.0843
9 Achna Famagusta Earthfill 1987 6,800,000 35°03′19″N 33°48′52″E / 35.055321°N 33.814307°E / 35.055321; 33.814307
10 Kouklia Famagusta Earthfill 1900 4,545,000 35°07′15″N 33°45′38″E / 35.1207°N 33.7606°E / 35.1207; 33.7606
11 Arminou Paphos Earth/rockfill 1998 4,300,000 34°52′31″N 32°44′14″E / 34.8752°N 32.7371°E / 34.8752; 32.7371
12 Polemidia Limassol Earthfill 1965 3,400,000 34°43′07″N 32°59′20″E / 34.7187°N 32.9888°E / 34.7187; 32.9888
13 Tamasos Nicosia Earth/rockfill 2002 2,800,000 35°01′00″N 33°14′52″E / 35.0167°N 33.2479°E / 35.0167; 33.2479
14 Mavrokolympos Paphos Earthfill 1966 2,180,000 34°51′23″N 32°24′21″E / 34.8565°N 32.4058°E / 34.8565; 32.4058


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  1. ^ Full list of dams
  2. ^ The storage capacity was increased from the original 13,700,000m3 in July 1998.

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