Karkheh Dam

Karkheh Dam

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Karkheh Dam is a large multi-purpose earthen embankment dam built in Iran on the Karkheh River in 2001 by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). The dam is on the Karkheh River in the Northwestern province of Kh zest n, the closest city being Andimeshk to the east. It is 127 metres high and has a reservoir capacity of 5.9 billion cubic meters. The Karkheh Dam is designed to irrigate 320,000 hectares of land, produce 520 MW of hydro-electricity and prevent downstream floods. In 1956, studies began on the Karkheh Dam by the American company Development and Resources Corporation, which was headed by David E. Lilienthal, the former Chairman of the TVA. In 1990, the final studies were completed by Mahab Ghods Consulting Engineers. The engineering division of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) started construction on the Karkheh Dam in 1992 and the dam was complete in 2001.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136662434
  • 9786136662435