Dams and reservoirs of Cyprus



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Kannaviou is the most recently completed dam in Cyprus. It was completed in 2005 and has a capacity of 18,000,000 cubic metres making it the fourth largest dam in Cyprus. It is situated in breathtaking surroundings at the foot of the Pafos forest....
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Evretou dam is the third largest dam in Cyprus and also the largest rock-fill dam on the island. It lies at an altitude of 165m and is located about 15 km south of Polis Chrysochou, next to the abandoned village of Evretou. It was completed in 1986 and has a capacity of 24,000,000 cubic metres. Evretou dam supplies water for the Polis /Latsi area. It is part of the Chrysochou Irrigation Project, the construction of which cost a total of CYP £21,000,000....
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Asprokremmos dam is the second largest dam in Cyprus. It is built at an altitude of about 100 m above sea level and is located 16 km, (10 miles) east of the city of Pafos It was completed in 1982 and has a capacity of 52,375,000cubic metres. Due to poor rainfall it is a rare event that the dam overflows. The last time this happened was in 2004. It is considered an important wetland for endemic and migratory birds. Update, All Cyprus dams overflowed in Spring 2012...
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Kouris dam is the largest of the dams in Cyprus. At 250m above sea level it collects the water from the rivers Kouris, Limnatis and Kryos. Water from Diarizos river is also diverted to Kouris dam via a 14.5 km long tunnel. The dam is located 15 Km northwest of the city of Limassol and 6 Km north of the village of Ypsonas. For its construction the whole village of Alassa had to be relocated to a nearby site overlooking the reservoir (between the Kouris and Limnatis...
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