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Sidi Salem Dam

Sidi Salem Dam
Barage sidi salem.JPG
Sidi Salem Dam is located in Tunisia
Sidi Salem Dam
Location of Sidi Salem Dam in Tunisia
Official nameBarrage Sidi Salem
Coordinates36°35′26″N 9°23′49″E / 36.59056°N 9.39694°E / 36.59056; 9.39694
Construction began1977
Opening date1981
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment
ImpoundsMedjerda River
Height73 m (240 ft)
Length345 m (1,132 ft)
Width (crest)9.5 m (31 ft)
Dam volume4,500,000 m3 (160,000,000 cu ft)
Spillway capacity4,300 m3/s (150,000 cu ft/s)
Total capacity650×10^6 m3 (526,964 acre⋅ft)
Power Station
Hydraulic head75 m (246 ft) avg.
Installed capacity20 MW (27,000 hp)

The Sidi Salem Dam is the largest embankment dam in Tunisia located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) northwest of Testour on the Medjerda River in Béja Governorate, Tunisia. Constructed between 1977 and 1981, the dams supplies water for irrigation and supports a 20 megawatts (27,000 hp) power station.[1]


  1. ^ "Sidi Salem". Hidrotehnika-Hidroenergetika. Retrieved 22 August 2011.