Wadi Mejenin Dam

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Wadi Mejenin Dam
Wadi Mejenin Dam is located in Libya
Wadi Mejenin Dam
Location of Wadi Mejenin Dam
Country Libya
Location Tripoli
Coordinates 32°17′39″N 13°14′51″E / 32.29417°N 13.24750°E / 32.29417; 13.24750Coordinates: 32°17′39″N 13°14′51″E / 32.29417°N 13.24750°E / 32.29417; 13.24750
Status Operational
Opening date 1972
Dam and spillways
Impounds Wadi Mejenin
Height 42 m (138 ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity 58,000,000 m3 (47,021 acre·ft)[1]
Surface area 6 km2 (2 sq mi)

The Wadi Mejenin Dam is an embankment dam located on Wadi Mejenin, 64 km (40 mi) south of Tripoli in the Jabal al Gharbi District of Libya. Completed in 1972, the primary purpose of the dam is water supply for irrigation and flood control.[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.