New dam to be built at Wadi Al Saleef

Times of Oman - - OMAN -

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.

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