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Mystery of Mosul Dam the most Dangerous Dam in the World: The project
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6790-2653
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.
Consultant Geologist, Erbil.
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, ISSN 1792-9040, E-ISSN 1792-9660, Vol. 5, no 3, 15-31 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Mosul Dam is an earthfill multipurpose dam. It is located on the River Tigris in northwestern Iraq. The dam is 3.65 km long and its crest elevation is at 341 m above sea level. The storage capacity at normal operation level (330 m above sea level) is 11.11km3. The work to build the dam started on 25thJanuary, 1981 and finished on 24thJuly, 1986. The total cost of the development was estimated at 2.6 billion US$.The foundation of the dam lies on the Fatha Formation. This formation is composed of alternating beds of marls, limestone, gypsum and claystone. It is highly karstified, which has which created a lot of problems during the construction, impounding and operation phases.

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2015. Vol. 5, no 3, 15-31 p.
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Soil Mechanics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-10112Local ID: 8dc02904-e270-499f-8fef-9e4b50487106OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-10112DiVA: diva2:983052
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Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; Bibliografisk uppgift: Special Issue: Mystery of Mosul Dam the most Dangerous Dam in the World; 20150505 (nadhir)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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