Murwani Dam

Murwani Dam is a rock-fill embankment dam crossing wadi Murwani in Makkah Region, Saudi Arabia.wikipedia
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Embankment dam

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Murwani Dam is a rock-fill embankment dam crossing wadi Murwani in Makkah Region, Saudi Arabia.

Wadi

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Murwani Dam is a rock-fill embankment dam crossing wadi Murwani in Makkah Region, Saudi Arabia.

Mecca Region

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Murwani Dam is a rock-fill embankment dam crossing wadi Murwani in Makkah Region, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia

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Murwani Dam is a rock-fill embankment dam crossing wadi Murwani in Makkah Region, Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah

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It is located about 100 km northeast of Jeddah.

Saudi riyal

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SR contract to build the dam was awarded to Yuksel Insaat Saudia Co Ltd., a subsidiary of the Turkish company Yüksel Holding AŞ.

Flood control

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Main purpose of the dam is flood control, because of flash floods, which occur occasionally in the region (see also 2009 Jeddah floods).

Flash flood

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Main purpose of the dam is flood control, because of flash floods, which occur occasionally in the region (see also 2009 Jeddah floods).

2009 Jeddah floods

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Main purpose of the dam is flood control, because of flash floods, which occur occasionally in the region (see also 2009 Jeddah floods).

Spillway

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The dam features a spillway, which is located between the two dams.

Asphalt

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Impermeability was achieved by using an asphalt-core, for which 80,000 tons of asphalt were used.

Aquifer

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The remaining water will be stored in an aquifer or will be lost to