Khashm el-Girba Dam
|Khashm el-Girba Dam|
NASA overhead of the dam and reservoir
|Location||Khashm El Girba|
|Purpose||Water supply, power|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Gravity/embankment|
|Height||47 m (154 ft)|
|Length||3,500 m (11,500 ft)|
|Spillway capacity||Spillway: 1,000 m3/s (35,000 cu ft/s)|
Lower floodgates: 7,700 m3/s (270,000 cu ft/s)
|Creates||Khashm el-Girba Reservoir|
|Total capacity||1,300,000,000 m3 (1,100,000 acre⋅ft)|
|Catchment area||112,400 km2 (43,400 sq mi)|
|Surface area||125 km2 (48 sq mi)|
|Maximum length||80 km (50 mi)|
|Normal elevation||473 m (1,552 ft)|
|Commission date||1961, 1963|
|Turbines||2 x 5 MW (6,700 hp) Kaplan-type|
|Installed capacity||10 MW (13,000 hp)|
The dam is equipped with canal headworks, located on its left bank, which divert water into a canal. When water levels in the reservoir are low, three pumps move water into the canal.
The main portion of the dam is an earthen embankment; the spillway and irrigation headworks sections are concrete gravity. The dam has a small hydroelectric power station, which was upgraded during the period 2002-04 to its current installed capacity of 10 megawatts (13,000 hp).
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