Sidi el Barrak Dam

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Sidi el Barrak Dam
Barrage Sidi El Barraq.jpg
Overhead of dam and reservoir
Sidi el Barrak Dam is located in Tunisia
Sidi el Barrak Dam
Location of Sidi el Barrak Dam
Official name Barrage Sidi el Barrak
Country Tunisia
Coordinates 37°01′29″N 08°56′11″E / 37.02472°N 8.93639°E / 37.02472; 8.93639Coordinates: 37°01′29″N 08°56′11″E / 37.02472°N 8.93639°E / 37.02472; 8.93639
Construction began 1994
Opening date 2000
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment
Impounds Oued Zouara River
Height 30 m (98 ft)
Length 500 m (1,640 ft)
Dam volume 2,700,000 m3 (3,531,467 cu yd)
Spillway capacity 517 m3/s (18,258 cu ft/s)
Total capacity 264,000,000 m3 (214,028 acre·ft)

The Sidi el Barrak Dam is an embankment dam located 18 km (11 mi) northeast of Tabarak and 2 km (1 mi) from the Mediterranean Sea on the Oued Zouara River in the Beja Governorate, Tunisia. Constructed between 1994 and 2000, the primary purpose of the dam is water supply.[1] As part of the Sidi el Barrak Development Project, water stored in the dam is pumped to the Seyjame Dam, at a rate of 265,000,000 m3 (214,839 acre·ft) annually. This water is supplied to Tunis, Cap Bon, Sahel, Tunisia and Sfax for municipal use along with other agricultural purposes. The entire project was completed in 2002.[2]


  1. ^ "Sidi el Barrak". Hidrotehnika-Hidroenergetika. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sidi el Barrak Dam Completion Report" (PDF). African Development Bank. November 2002. Retrieved 22 August 2011.