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King Talal Dam
  • Country
  • Jordan
  • Year
  • 1974
  • Sector
  • Agriculture
  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Type
  • Loan

Funded by ADFD, the King Talal Dam is one of the biggest dams in Jordan and a very important project in the water sector. The dam stores and provides sustainable water sources to meet the country’s irrigation demands and develop the agricultural sector in Jordan.  Built across the Zarqa River, the dam has made a significant contribution to agricultural development in the areas adjacent to the river. The stored water is regulated through gates that help manage irrigation and provide necessary water supply to plant large areas of uncultivated lands. The dam has also helped increase agricultural production and contributed to generating electricity.  The King Talal Dam is 92 meters high and 330 meters wide. It can discharge 86 million cubic meters of water annually, and can hold 55 million cubic meters of water.

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