Sur gets flood protection dam

Sur: The Ministry of Regional Municipality and Water Resources constructed a major flood protection dam in the Wilayat of Sur in South Al Sharqiyah Governorate. Fitted with floodgates capable of pumping 900 cubic metres/per second, the dam has a large reservoir with a storage capacity of around 22 million cubic metres. Measuring 1.1 km in length and 34 metres in height, the dam is built of earth, stones and concrete. Strategically located just upstream of the Sur urban area, the dam will serve as a check dam in the event of heavy flooding along Wadi Rafsah.