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.
Khuzestan Water and Power Authority
Mahab Ghodss Consulting Engineer
Duration: 45 months and start date of the project: July 1987
type: Rockfill with clay core
volume of the embankment of the body: 9 million cubic meters
height: 175 meters from foundation
volume: 180,000 cubic meters
reservoir volume: 1.25 billion cubic meters
of spillway: Gated shoot
length of galleries and tunnels: 6000 meters
total length of the water right diaphragm is 167 meters