Sidi Salem Dam

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Sidi Salem Dam
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Sidi Salem Dam is located in Tunisia
Sidi Salem Dam
Location of Sidi Salem Dam
Official name Barrage Sidi Salem
Country Tunisia
Location Testour
Coordinates 36°35′26″N 9°23′49″E / 36.59056°N 9.39694°E / 36.59056; 9.39694Coordinates: 36°35′26″N 9°23′49″E / 36.59056°N 9.39694°E / 36.59056; 9.39694
Status Operational
Construction began 1977
Opening date 1981
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment
Impounds Medjerda River
Height 73 m (240 ft)
Length 345 m (1,132 ft)
Width (crest) 9.5 m (31 ft)
Dam volume 4,500,000 m3 (160,000,000 cu ft)
Spillway capacity 4,300 m3/s (150,000 cu ft/s)
Total capacity 650×10^6 m3 (526,964 acre·ft)
Power station
Hydraulic head 75 m (246 ft) avg.
Installed capacity 12 MW (16,000 hp)

The Sidi Salem Dam is the largest embankment dam in Tunisia located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) northwest of Testour on the Medjerda River in Béja Governorate, Tunisia. Constructed between 1977 and 1981, the dams supplies water for irrigation and supports a 12 megawatts (16,000 hp) power station.[1]


  1. ^ "Sidi Salem". Hidrotehnika-Hidroenergetika. Retrieved 22 August 2011.