Sidi el Barrak

SIDI EL BARRAK
1994-2000

Earth-fill dam "Sidi El Barrak" is situated in west part of Tunis, about 1.000 m from Mediterranean sea coast. On left side of the river bed, the dam was founded on sand, and on the right side on rock. The lowest level of foundation in dissipation basin is 14,5 m below sea level, and level of underground water is between 1,5 - 2 m above sea level.

 

Location
river, place, country
 

Oued Zouara, Nefza, Tunis

Type of dam

Earth-fill dam with clay core

Employer

Ministry of Agriculture

Consultant

UKRGUIPROVODKHOZ - Ukraine

Dam height
Crest length
Excavation
Embankment
Volume of concrete
Spillway capacity
Vibrating compaction of sand
Grout curtain (depth 75 m)
Storage capacity

30 m
500 m
2.690.000 m3
2.700.000 m3
154.000 m3
517 m3/sec
787.000 m3
29.000 m2
264.000.000 m3