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Marun reservoir dam is built over a river of the same name 19 kilometers north of Behbahan city in Khuzestan province. The objectives of the project include flood control, supplying potable water to the city of Behbahan, etc. Marun reservoir dam is built over a river of the same name 19 kilometers north of Behbahan city in Khuzestan province. The objectives of this project include flood control and flow of the Maroun River, supply of potable water to Behbahan, water supply and development of agriculturein Behbahan, Jayzan, Khalfabat and Shadegan plains with an area of 55,000 hectares, as well as hydroelectric power generation. The dam is the 2nd highest Rockfill dam in Iran.

Marun Reservoir Dam


Project Summary:

Employer: Khuzestan Water and Power Authority

Consultant: Mahab Ghodss Consulting Engineer

Contract Duration: 45 months and start date of the project: July 1987

Project technical information:

Dam type: Rockfill with clay core

The volume of the embankment of the body: 9 million cubic meters

Dam height: 175 meters from foundation

Concrete volume: 180,000 cubic meters

Dam reservoir volume: 1.25 billion cubic meters

Type of spillway: Gated shoot

Total length of galleries and tunnels: 6000 meters

The total length of the water right diaphragm is 167 meters


Publish Date: 03 June 2018 - 12:50
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