New dam to be built at Wadi Al Saleef
IBRI: The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources has issued a decision for the construction of an underground dam at Wadi Al Saleef in the wilayat of Ibri.
Fahd bin Masaud Al Majrafi, Director of Water Affairs Department at the Directorate General of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources for Al Dhahirah Governorate said that the construction of the underground dam is aimed at recharging the underground water and preserving rainwater which flows to the sea or in the desert. He said that the dam will have an area of 3.2 square kilometres with the height of 8. 6 metres.
Devices for underground water measurement would be installed at the dam, he said, adding the storage capacity of the dam would be one million cubic metres.