»  Design of El-Shesh-Bcharre Dam Details

Category:

Hydraulics and Rural Development

Sub-Category:

Dams

Client:

Ministry of Water and Electrical Resources

Region:

El-Shesh - Bcharre

Starting Date:

2009

Completion Date:

Ongoing

Details:

It is proposed to build a dam in the Wadi El-Shesh area, above the town of Becharré, to retain snow melt waters in order to provide potable water to the town of Becharré and its touristic resorts and irrigation water to the Cedars region during the dry season.

It is estimated that up to 1 million cubic meters could be stored in the lake.

The assignment consists of land surveying, environmental impact assessment, hydrological and hydrogeological studies, geotechnical investigations, soil testing, investigation of alternative dam locations and preliminary design, rockfill dam seismic stability analysis and water infiltration analysis, design of cutoff injections, water use planning and reservoir management, economic feasibility study, final design drawings and tender documents including intake structure, spillway tunnel, appurtenances, water treatment station, pumping station, reservoirs and distribution network.

The control and checking of the final design to be carried by the Canadian consultant Tecsult International Ltd. a company of the AECOM Group.

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