Talvar Storage Dam

Location

Talvar Storage Dam is located in about 7 km southwest of the Village Hassan Teymoor around the City of Bijar located in Kurdistan Province. It has been constructed on the River Talvar flowing in Ghezel Uzan Basin.

History

Feasibility studies of Talvar Storage Dam were performed by Mahab Ghodss Consulting Engineering Co. in 1996. The construction works of the river diversion tunnels were commenced in the same year by Ferguson Co. Then, construction activities of the dam and appurtenant structures were started by Stratus Co. in 2002.

Objectives

  • Irrigation of the downstream and upstream plains
  • Supply drinking water for the city of Hamadan

Specific Characteristics

Storage of over 500 million cubic meters of irrigation and drinking water supplied for the city of Hamadan

Project Specifications

Dam Type

Rock Fill with Clay Core

Dam Height From Foundation (M)

88

Crest Length (M)

532

Crest Width (M)

12

Dam Body Volume (M3)

4,300,000

Reservoir Total Volume (MCM)

500

Reservoir Useful Volume (MCM)

407

Mean Annual River Discharge (M3/ sec.)

9.52

Spillway Type

Free

Spillway Discharge Capacity (M3/ sec)

737

Diversion System Type

Tunnel

Number of Diversion Tunnels

2

Length of Diversion System (M)

1240

Diversion System Discharge Capacity (M3/ sec.)

170