Oued Mellah

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Oued Mellah (in Arabic language oued means river and mellah means salty) is a seasonal creek in coastal Morocco. Oued Mellah is 160 km long and has an average flow of 1.46 m3/s.[1] It takes sources north of Khouribga at an elevation of 760 m and empties in the Atlantic Ocean in the city of Mohammedia. There are two dams over Oued Mellah; the first was built during the French Protectorate to provide water to Casablanca. A newer dam, named Tamesna, was built upstream near the city of Ben Ahmed.


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Coordinates: 33°42′07″N 7°24′13″W / 33.7019°N 7.4036°W / 33.7019; -7.4036