2 dams put into service in preparation for rain

dam water wala
(File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Jordan Valley Authority (JVA) announced that two dams will go into service during the upcoming rain season, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

JVA Secretary-General Manar Mahasneh said that Bin Hammad Dam is one the major dams in the Jordan Valley, with a storage capacity of 4 million cubic meters.

The Fidan Dam in Wadi Araba is also ready to operate with a capacity of 3.5 million cubic meters.

Al-Karama Dam
will not be used because it has been sitting idle since 1997, Mahasneh said, adding that maintenance teams are in the vicinity conducting work on the dam.

All other dams in the Kingdom are prepared to receive water from rainfall during the fall, the JVA chief noted.

A dam safety report also confirmed that other dams in the Kingdom are ready to operate in the next rainy season. It said some required maintenance, which was conducted through the authority.

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