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|16 October, 2018

Major dam constructed in Oman

The dam has a large reservoir with a storage capacity of around 22 million cubic metres.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Water tanks of at Al-buradieiah Water Treatment Plant damaged are seen on the banks of the Shatt al-Arab in Basra, Iraq September 17, 2018,

Image used for illustrative purpose. Water tanks of at Al-buradieiah Water Treatment Plant damaged are seen on the banks of the Shatt al-Arab in Basra, Iraq September 17, 2018,

REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

Sur: The Ministry of Regional Municipality and Water Resources on Tuesday received a major flood protection dam in the Wilayat of Sur in South Al Sharqiyah Governorate.

Fitted with floodgates capable of pumping 900 cubic metres/per second, the dam has a large reservoir with a storage capacity of around 22 million cubic metres.

Measuring 1.1 km in length and 34 meters in height, the dams main body is built of earth, stones and concrete.

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Strategically located just upstream of the Sur urban area, the dam will serve as an inceptor in the event of heavy flooding along Wadi Rafsah.

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