Morocco’s Dam Storage Capacity Reaches 44.4% (Ministry)
Rabat – Dam’s storage capacity in Morocco has now reached 6.9 billion m3 (44.4%), the ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water has said.
This level is lower than the one reported during the same period in 2019, when stored volumes of water stood at 7.67 billion cubic meters, which corresponds to a storage capacity of 49.2%, the source added.
The Al Wahda dam (Province of Ouezzane) has recorded a fill rate of 64.7% (2.27 billion cubic meters) against 59.4% in the same period in 2020.
The dam of Al Massira (Province of Settat) reported a fill rate of 12.5% (331.2 million cubic meters), while the Acharif Al Idrissi dam’s fill rate increased from 43.5% last year to 91.7%.
The Bin El Ouidane and Idriss I dams (province of Fez) recorded fill rates of 21.1% (256 million cubic meters) and 63.4% (716 million cubic meters) respectively.
The dam of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah showed a fill rate of 63.9% (623.3 million cubic meters), while the volume of water stored by the Ahmed El Hansali dam (Province of Beni Mellal) totaled 148.5 million cubic meters (22.2%).