Morocco’s Dam Storage Capacity Reaches 35.6%
Rabat – Dam’s storage capacity in Morocco has reached 5.55 billion cubic meters (35.6%) as of December 1, according to the Ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water.
This level is lower than the one reported during the same period in 2019, when stored volumes of water stood at 7.13 billion cubic meters, the source added.
Al Wahda dam (Province of Ouezzane) has recorded a fill rate of 49.5% (1.74 billion cubic meters) against 50.6% in the same period in 2019.
The dam of Al Massira (Province of Settat) recorded a fill rate of 12% (319.7 million cubic meters), while the Bin El Ouidane dam’s fill rate dwindled from 41.5% last year to 18.7%.
The Idriss I dam (province of Fez) recorded a fill rate of 53.4% (603 million cubic meters) against 76.5% (864.2 million cubic meters) at the same date last year.
The dam of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah showed a fill rate of 54.1% (527.8 million cubic meters), while the volume of water stored by the Ahmed El Hansali dam (Province of Beni Mellal) totaled 90.7 million cubic meters.
El Mansour Eddahbi dam (Ouarzazate province) posted a 21.5% fill rate (95.7 million cubic meters).