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Reduction in the Storage Capacity of Dokan Dam Reservoir

  • Rebwar Hasan
  • Ammar Ali
  • Anwer Hazim
  • Nadhir Al-AnsariEmail author
  • Sven Knutsson
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Abstract

Dokan reservoir is located on the Lesser Zab River NE Iraq. Its drainage area is 11,690 km2 with a storage capacity of 6.87 × 109 m3. Calculation of the volume of the reservoir before the construction of the dam and from the bathymetric survey conducted in 2014 indicates that an annual average of 7 million cubic meters of sediments are deposited within the reservoir. This reduced the storage capacity of the reservoir by 28%.

Keywords

Dokan reservoir Lesser Zab river Siltation of reservoirs Iraq 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebwar Hasan
    • 1
  • Ammar Ali
    • 2
  • Anwer Hazim
    • 3
  • Nadhir Al-Ansari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sven Knutsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Lulea University of TechnologyLuleaSweden
  2. 2.University of BaghdadBaghdadIraq
  3. 3.Koya UniversityKoyaIraq

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