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Cyprus Dams - Kalavasos Dam

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Information on the Kalavasos Dam

Kalavasos Dam                                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The Kalavasos Dam is a rockfill dam.

The dam took 2 years to build which began in 1983 and completed in 1985.

Kalavasos Dam                                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The catchment area of the dam is 95.5 sq kilometres.

The reservoir area of the dam is 100 hectares and holds a capacity of 17,1 MCM.

Kalavasos Dam                                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The dam is built to a height of 60 metres and the length is 482 metres.

Kalavasos Dam                                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The planning, operation and maintenance is the responsibility of the Cyprus Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment - Water Development Department.

Kalavasos Dam                                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The water is allocated at 2,00 MCM for domestic use and 5,65 MCM for irrigation use.

Kalavasos Dam                                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The surrounding villages that benefit from the Kalavasos Dam are Kalavasos, Mari, Zygi, Tochni, Psematismenos and Maroni

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