Record high sediment traced at King Talal Dam — JVA

Water Ministry
(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Secretary-General of Jordan Valley Authority (JVA) Manar Mahasneh said that a study carried out on sediment and silt measurements in the Kingdom’s dams showed that the highest sediment rates were recorded in the King Talal Dam, at 8 million cubic meters, according to Al-Ghad News. اضافة اعلان

According to the study, the volume of the sediment accumulating in some of the Kingdom’s dams has measured around 3.5 million cubic meters; 5 million cubic meters in Mujib Dam, and approximately 400,000 cubic meters in Tannur Dam.

Mahasneh said that the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Jordan Valley Authority conducted an economic feasibility study on which sound decision to take of two options; cleaning the dams, namely those with high sediment or the construction of new dams.

The clean-up of the Shueib Dam is set to kick off at the end of this year, and the JVA has reached an agreement with the Jordan Armed Force to clean-up Mujib Dam, according to Mahasneh.

The Ministry said additional dams are expected to be completed in mid-year as the process of assessing the volume silt and sediment in the remaining dams continues.

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