Sunday Feb 25, 2024
Studies of Construction of the Karamabad Storage Dam
Project name: Studies of Construction of the Karamabad Storage Dam

West Azerbaijan Regional Water Company

  • Utilizing Iran's water rights through the reservoir of The Aras Storage Dam; 
  • Developing the farmlands along the southern course of The Aras river by storing the surplus pumped water in the reservoir of Karamabad Storage Dam; 
  • Supplying the water demands of the 10,260 hectares of downstream farmlands; 

1st and 2nd Phase Studies and supervision (3rd Phase)

Executive Actions
  • Embankment dam with a clay core and a 2400 m long crest comprised of two walls (storage dam was built off-bed) rising to a height of 55.6 m; 
  • Broad-crested spillway with 53-m-long stepped chute and a width of 4 m at the bottom; 
  • Normal elevation: 1000 m above sea level; reservoir capacity at the normal elevation: 54 million cu. m;
  • Dual-purpose, twin, bottom outlet culvert (3.3 m × 2.8 m). The right cell serves as a bottom outlet (1.2 m diameter steel pipe), whereas the left cell is used as the intake system (1.6 m diameter steel pipe); 
  • Pumping rate from The Aras to the reservoir: 5.3 cu. m/s for eight months a year;  
  • Cost of implementation: 1750 billion IRR equivalent to 729 million USD (2012–2018);
Geography Location

Maku, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran