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Hassan I Dam

Hassan I Dam
Hassan I Dam is located in Morocco
Hassan I Dam
Location of Hassan I Dam in Morocco
Official nameBarrage Hassan I
CountryMorocco
LocationDemnate
Coordinates31°48′52″N 06°49′22″W / 31.81444°N 6.82278°W / 31.81444; -6.82278
StatusOperational
Opening date1986
Owner(s)Office National de L'Electricite (ONE)
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment
ImpoundsLakhdar River
Height145 m (476 ft)
Length380 m (1,247 ft)
Dam volume9,000,000 m3 (11,771,556 cu yd)
Reservoir
Total capacity273,000,000 m3 (221,325 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area1,670 km2 (645 sq mi)
Power Station
Commission date1991
Turbines1 x 67.2 MW (90,100 hp) Francis-type
Installed capacity67.2 MW[1]
Annual generation132 GWh (480 TJ)

The Hassan I Dam is an embankment dam located 19 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Demnate on the Lakhdar River in Azilal Province, Morocco. Completed in 1986, the dam provides water for the irrigation of over 40,000 hectares (99,000 acres) of farmland. The dam's hydroelectric power plant also generates 132 gigawatt-hours (480 TJ) on average annually. At 145 metres (476 ft) in height, it is the tallest dam in Morocco and the tallest earth-fill dam in Africa. The dam is named after Hassan I of Morocco.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Hassan I Hydroelectric Power Project". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Hassan I" (in French). Secretariat D'etat Charge de L'eau et de L'environnement. Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011.