Sousse. Tunisia

KALAA KEBIRA DAM

Client

Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fishing

Construction budget

EUR 20.3 million

Key facts

A reservoir with a storage capacity of 33 million m3 and yielding 2.3 m3/s for irrigation and water supply.

The dam is located in a valley with no creek.

It is a homogeneous earth dam that includes a granular filter, the crest is 2,250 m long, 43 m high with 2.42 million m3 of materials in the dam body.

The foundation is made up of Tertiary sand and clayey soils, including a bentonite-cement cutoff wall.

It includes the necessary structures to ensure filling and emptying of the reservoir, with a water intake tower.

Services

Construction control and supervision.

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