Dohuk Dam

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Dohuk Dam
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Dohuk Dam
Dohuk Dam is located in Iraq
Dohuk Dam
Location of Dohuk Dam in Iraq
Country Iraq
Location Dohuk
Coordinates 36°52′33″N 43°00′13″E / 36.87583°N 43.00361°E / 36.87583; 43.00361Coordinates: 36°52′33″N 43°00′13″E / 36.87583°N 43.00361°E / 36.87583; 43.00361
Status Operational
Opening date 1988
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth-fill
Impounds Dohuk River
Height 60 m (197 ft)
Length 600 m (1,969 ft)
Spillway type Bell-mouth
Spillway capacity 81 m3/s (2,860 cu ft/s)
Total capacity 52,000,000 m3 (42,157 acre·ft)
Maximum length 4 km (2 mi)
Maximum width 1.7 km (1 mi)

The Dohuk Dam is an earth-fill embankment dam on the Dohuk River just north of Dohuk in Dahuk Governorate, Iraq. The dam was completed in 1988 with the primary purpose of providing water for irrigation. It is 60 m (197 ft) tall and can withhold 52,000,000 m3 (42,157 acre·ft) of water. The dam has a bell-mouth spillway with a maximum discharge of 81 m3/s (2,860 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. [permanent dead link]