Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering

Water Resources Projects: Large Storage Dams

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    Several dams were built on Tigris, Euphrates, and Tigris tributaries in Iraq. The construction of dams had been done in the second half of 20th century. Of the most critical issues confronting the large storage dams in Iraq are the liquefactions in Mosul Dam foundations, land sliding and earthquake effects in Darbandikhan Dam, and the essential maintenance and rehabilitation requirements almost for all the dams. Absolutely, large storage dams made Iraq surviving from thirst in several occasions. Unfortunately, after 2003, the attention or will are not exist pertaining the building of new or partially built large dams.      


    Keywords: Mosul Dam, Dokan Dam, Darbandikhan Dam, Adhaim Dam, Hemrin Dam, Haditha Dam, Iraq Dams.