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Keddara Dam

Keddara Dam
Keddara Dam is located in Algeria
Keddara Dam
Location of Keddara Dam in Algeria
Official nameBarrage Keddara
CountryAlgeria
LocationKeddara
Coordinates36°39′02″N 03°24′58″E / 36.65056°N 3.41611°E / 36.65056; 3.41611
StatusOperational
Construction began1982
Opening date1987
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment, rock-fill clay core
ImpoundsBoudouaou River
Height108 m (354 ft)
Length470 m (1,542 ft)
Width (crest)12 m (39 ft)
Width (base)380 m (1,247 ft)
Dam volume4,081,000 m3 (5,337,746 cu yd)
Reservoir
Total capacity146,500,000 m3 (118,769 acre⋅ft)
Surface area5.2 km2 (2 sq mi)

The Keddara Dam, or Barrage Keddara, is an embankment dam 6 km (4 mi) northwest of Keddara on the Boudouaou River in Boumerdès Province, Algeria. Constructed between 1982 and 1987, the primary purpose of the dam is water supply for irrigation and municipal use in Algiers which is located 35 km (22 mi) to the west. The dam's reservoir has a capacity of 146,500,000 m3 (118,769 acre⋅ft) which is collected from drainage and the Hamiz Dam 7.6 km (5 mi) to the west and the Beni Amrane Dam 17 km (11 mi) to the east.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ "Keddara". Hidrotehnika-Hidroenergetika. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Keddara embankment dam". Serbia Construction. Retrieved 22 August 2011.