Royal Engineers will clear three dam sediments

Wadi Al-Mujib dam
Wadi Al-Mujib dam. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN —The Jordan Valley Authority has partnered with the Royal Engineering Corps to address sedimentation in key dams, such as Wadi Shuaib, Wadi Al-Waleh, and Wadi Al-Mujib. اضافة اعلان

They will also build a canal linking Wadi Shuaib to the King Abdullah Canal for excess water diversion, Saray News reported.

Water allocation and security
Each year, after the winter season, water allocation for drinking and agriculture is equitably managed, maintaining a secure reserve for future needs.

Majed Khreisat, Assistant Secretary-General for Water Resources in the Northern and Central Jordan Valley, mentioned that approximately 29 percent (80 million cubic meters) of water reserves come from current dams, with a total capacity of 280 million cubic meters.

Groundwater, along with the King Talal Dam and the Mujib Dam, serves as Jordan's primary drinking water sources. Khreisat also highlighted plans to include the Ibn Hammad Dam and the Fidan Dam in water resource management, supporting agriculture and industry. Additionally, over 400 water ponds will be constructed in desert areas to capture rainwater for future use by local farmers and livestock breeders.

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