Wadi Kaam Dam

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Wadi Kaam Dam
Wadi Kaam Dam is located in Libya
Wadi Kaam Dam
Location of Wadi Kaam Dam
Country Libya
Location Zliten
Coordinates 32°24′34″N 14°20′27″E / 32.40944°N 14.34083°E / 32.40944; 14.34083Coordinates: 32°24′34″N 14°20′27″E / 32.40944°N 14.34083°E / 32.40944; 14.34083
Status Operational
Opening date 1979
Dam and spillways
Impounds Wadi Kaam
Height 50 m (164 ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity 111,000,000 m3 (89,989 acre·ft)[1]
Surface area 13 km2 (5 sq mi)

The Wadi Kaam Dam is an embankment dam located on Wadi Kaam, 22 km (14 mi) west of Zliten in Misrata District, Libya. Completed in 1979, the primary purpose of the dam is water supply for irrigation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Water profile of Libya". Encyclopedia of Earth. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "African Dam Factsheet". UN FAO. Retrieved 27 August 2011.