The Wadi Wishka Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill embankment dam located on Wadi Wishka, 29 km (18 mi) southwest of Sokna in the Fezzan region of Libya. The primary purpose of the dam is flood control and water.[2] Construction on the dam began in 2004 and it was completed in 2006 at a cost of US$5 million.[3]

Wadi Wishka Dam
Wadi Wishka Dam is located in Libya
Wadi Wishka Dam
Location of Wadi Wishka Dam in Libya
Coordinates28°49′56″N 15°37′24″E / 28.83222°N 15.62333°E / 28.83222; 15.62333
Construction began2004
Opening date2006
Construction costUS$5 million
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsWadi Wishka
Height25 m (82 ft)
Length160 m (525 ft)
Total capacity82,000 m3 (66 acre⋅ft)[1]


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  2. ^ "Wadi Wishka Dam, Libya". Aurecon. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  3. ^ "National Investment Brief" (PDF). High-Level Conference on: Water for Agriculture and Energy in Africa: the Challenges of Climate Change. December 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2011.