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Cyprus Dams - Xyliatos Dam

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Information on the Xyliatos Dam

Xyliatos Dam                             Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Xyliatos Dam is located in the Nicosia District of Cyprus

The Xyliatos Dam falls under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources - Department Of Water Development

The dam forms part of the Pitsilia Integrated Rural Development Project

Xyliatos Dam                             Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Xyliatos Dam is a rockfill dam.

Construction of the dam began in 1980 and was completed in 1982.

Xyliatos Dam                             Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The operation and maintenance of Xyliatos dam lies with the Water Development Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Xyliatos Dam                             Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The Xyliatos Dam Picnic Area is very popular with visitors in the summer.

The storage of the dam was increased in February 1998 from 1,222,000 MCM to 1,430,000MCM.

Xyliatos Dam is built to a height of 42 metres.

Xyliatos Dam                         Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The villages that the dam supplies water to are Xyliatos, Agia Marina, Chandria, Kyperounda, Lagoudera, Polystopos, Livadia and Saranti.

Xyliatos Dam                             Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The water supply from the dam provides drinking water for the villages, as well as irrigation for their agricultural products such as vegetables, olives, citrus fruits and almonds.

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