Mohamed V Dam
|Mohamed V Dam|
|Official name||Barrage Mohamed V|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Arch-gravity|
|Height||64 m (210 ft)|
|Length||280 m (919 ft)|
|Dam volume||250,000 m3 (326,988 cu yd)|
|Total capacity||730,000,000 m3 (591,821 acre·ft)|
|Active capacity||690,000,000 m3 (559,392 acre·ft)|
|Catchment area||49,920 km2 (19,274 sq mi)|
|Hydraulic head||48 m (157 ft)|
|Turbines||1 x 23 MW Francis-type|
|Installed capacity||23 MW|
The Mohamed V Dam is an arch-gravity dam located 35 km (22 mi) south of Zaio on the Moulouya River in Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco. The primary purpose of the dam is supplying water for the irrigation of 70,000 ha (172,974 acres) downstream. Water is also used for hydroelectric power production and water supply to the city of Nador. The dam is named after Mohammed V of Morocco. The dam's reservoir and wetlands were designated as a Ramsar site in 2005.
- Al Massira Dam – another Ramsar site in Morocco
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- "Mohamed V" (in French). Secretariat D'etat Charge de L'eau et de L'environnement. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
- "Morocco names 20 varied new Ramsar sites". The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. 26 June 2005. Retrieved 23 August 2011.