Evretou Dam

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Evretou dam
Φράγμα Ευρέτου
Official name Evretou dam
Φράγμα Ευρέτου
Location Paphos District, Cyprus
Coordinates 34°58′N 32°28′E / 34.97°N 32.47°E / 34.97; 32.47Coordinates: 34°58′N 32°28′E / 34.97°N 32.47°E / 34.97; 32.47
Opening date 1986
Operator(s) Cyprus Water Board
Dam and spillways
Impounds Stavros tis Psokas river
Height 70 m
Total capacity 24,000,000

Evretou Dam (Greek: Φράγμα Ευρέτου) is the third largest dam in Cyprus and also the largest rock-fill dam on the island.[1] It lies at an altitude of 165 m and is located about 15 km south of Polis Chrysochou, next to the abandoned village of Evretou. It is part of the Chrysochou Irrigation Project, the construction of which cost a total of CYP £21,000,000.[2]

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  1. ^ Brown, A. J. (20 May 1988). "Use of soft rockfill at Evretou Dam, Cyprus". Geotechnique. 38 (3): 333–354. doi:10.1680/geot.1988.38.3.333. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  2. ^ Water Development Department, Chrysochou Irrigation Project