Adhaim Dam

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Adhaim Dam
Adhaim Dam Downstream Face.jpg
Downstream face of the dam
Adhaim Dam is located in Iraq
Adhaim Dam
Location of Adhaim Dam in Iraq
Country Iraq
Location 100km northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Salah ad Din Governorate, Iraq
Coordinates 34°33′54″N 44°30′56″E / 34.56500°N 44.51556°E / 34.56500; 44.51556Coordinates: 34°33′54″N 44°30′56″E / 34.56500°N 44.51556°E / 34.56500; 44.51556
Status Operational
Opening date 2000
Owner(s) Ministry of Water Resources
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, zoned earth-fill
Impounds Al Uzaym (Adhaim) River
Height 76.5 m (251 ft)
Length 3,500 m (11,483 ft)
Elevation at crest 146.5 m (481 ft)
Width (crest) 12 m (39 ft)
Spillway capacity 1,150 m3/s (40,612 cu ft/s)
Normal elevation 131.5 m (431 ft)
Power station
Installed capacity 27 MW (planned)

Adhaim Dam is a multi-purpose embankment dam on the Al Uzaym (Adhaim) River 133 km northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. The purpose of the dam is flood control, hydro-power and irrigation. The dam was completed in 2000 with only the embankment, spillway and intake. The power station and irrigation outlets are unfinished. When complete, the power station will have a 27 MW installed capacity and the irrigation outlet will be able to discharge 73 m3/s (2,578 cu ft/s).[1]

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  1. ^ "Iraqi Dam Assessments" (PDF). Iraq: United States Army, Corps of Engineers. 6 June 2003. Retrieved 27 February 2012.