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Dams in Iraq: Haditha Dam, Bekhme Dam, Kut Barrage, List of Reservoirs and Dams in Iraq, Fallujah Barrage, Badush Dam, Dukan Dam, Dibis Dam

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Published May 31st 2010
ISBN : 9781157487999
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40 pages
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Chapters: Haditha Dam, Bekhme Dam, Kut Barrage, List of Reservoirs and Dams in Iraq, Fallujah Barrage, Badush Dam, Dukan Dam, Dibis Dam, Samarra Dam, Ramadi Barrage, Adhaim Dam, Hemrin Dam, Diyala Weir. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 38. Not illustrated.MoreChapters: Haditha Dam, Bekhme Dam, Kut Barrage, List of Reservoirs and Dams in Iraq, Fallujah Barrage, Badush Dam, Dukan Dam, Dibis Dam, Samarra Dam, Ramadi Barrage, Adhaim Dam, Hemrin Dam, Diyala Weir. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 38. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Haditha Dam - The Haditha Dam was conceived in the late 1960s but construction did not begin until 1977. The Haditha Dams embankment was designed by the Soviet Unions Ministry of Energy as well as its power station being designed and constructed by Yugoslavian firms. It was conceived of as a multi-purpose dam that would generate hydroelectric power, regulate the flow of the Euphrates, and provide water for irrigation. Construction lasted between 1977 and 1987 and was a joint undertaking by the Soviet Union and Iraq. The cost of the initial construction of the Haditha Dam is estimated at US$830 million. With the creation of the Haditha Reservoir, the ancient archeological site of Usiyeh along with Anah were flooded. Usiyeh was located on the right bank of the Euphrates between Haditha and Anah and was excavated by the Japanese Archaeological Expedition in Iraq between 1982 and 1983. A multi-room underground structure along with a staircase, four life-size lion terracotta statues, three medium-sized lion statues and one lion statuette were found. These findings in the dated back to 1800-1700 B.C. Ancient Anah was also flooded and contained a prized minaret. Today, only modern Anah exists. U.S. Marines near Haditha Dam in 2006During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, United States Army Rangers seized the Haditha Dam on 1 April in order to prevent it from being destroyed. Destruction of the dam would have significantly affected the functioning of the countrys electrical grid and could cause a major flooding downstream f...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=5388631