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Foum Gleita Dam

Foum Gleita Dam
Foum Gleita Dam is located in Mauritania
Foum Gleita Dam
Location of Foum Gleita Dam in Mauritania
LocationFoum Gleita
Coordinates16°09′27.18″N 12°39′55.41″W / 16.1575500°N 12.6653917°W / 16.1575500; -12.6653917
Opening date1988; 32 years ago (1988)
Dam and spillways
Type of damArch
ImpoundsGorgol River
Height38 m (125 ft)
Total capacity500,000,000 m3 (410,000 acre⋅ft)

The Foum Gleita Dam is an arch dam on the Gorgol River near Foum Gleita in the Gorgol Region of Mauritania. The dam was completed in 1988 with the primary purpose of supplying water for the irrigation of up to 4,000 ha (9,900 acres) of crops.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Dams in Africa". UN FAO. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Deplacements De Popuution Autour D'un Barrage En Zone Saheuenne Le Cas De Foum Gleita" (PDF) (in French). ORSTOM. 1989. Retrieved 25 March 2014.