Talk:Tabqa Dam

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Not too sure about this, but isn't "Euphrates dam" a much more common name? Or even "Ath-Thawrah dam"? Asabbagh 07:05, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Euphrates dam is misleading, as there are two more dams on the Syrian Euphrates. Although Thawra dam is the official name (as noted in the infobox), Tabqa Dam is by far the most used name for the dam anywhere on internet and in the (scientific)literature, so I would leave it as it is.Zoeperkoe (talk) 05:30, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
Almost nobody in Syria use the term Tabqa... more common names are Al-Thawra and Euphrates. Since the name Euphrates does not exactly reflects the subject dam, I find the name Al-Thawra is the most useable name. Do not forget that the official name is Al-Thawra as well. If there will be no response, I'm going to move the page name.--Zyzzzzzy (talk) 05:53, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
I left a response to a similar question on my talk.--NortyNort (Holla) 09:44, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
I agree with what NortyNort writes on his talkpage. Yes, the official name is Thawra (and that is noted in the infobox), but the most common name in English sources is (still) Tabqa.--Zoeperkoe (talk) 13:38, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Wrong Map[edit]

The map should be rotated 90o counter-clockwise, as the lake is of north-south orientation, but here it is in east-west direction, duh! Ralhazzaa 13:35, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Noted in image description. It is actually more toward 180o, btw. If anyone has an image of the actual dam, please feel free to put it in place of the satellite image.Zoeperkoe (talk) 05:30, 17 December 2009 (UTC)