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Djorf Torba Dam
|Djorf Torba Dam|
Location of Djorf Torba Dam in Algeria
|Official name||Barrage Djorf-Torba|
|Location||Kenadsa District, Béchar Province|
|Coordinates||31°30′38″N 2°46′16″W / 31.51056°N 2.77111°W|
|Dam and spillways|
|Height||38 m (125 ft)|
|Dam volume||1,900,000 m3 (2,485,106 cu yd) (as of 2006)|
|Total capacity||350,000,000 m3 (457,782,717 cu yd)|
|Active capacity||190,000,000 m3 (248,510,618 cu yd) (as of 2006)|
Djorf Torba Dam is a dam in Kenadsa District, Béchar Province, Algeria, crossing the Oued Guir about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of the capital, Béchar. It is used for the purposes of irrigation and water supply. The area around the head of the dam features a number of notable ancient monuments. The dam has resulted in a significant reduction in the flow of Oued Guir and Oued Saoura in locations downstream of the dam.