Mystery of Mosul Dam the most Dangerous Dam in the World: The project

Nadhir Al-Ansari, Issa Issa, Varoujan Sissakian, Nasrat Adamo, Sven Knutsson
2015 Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering   unpublished
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 11.11km 3. 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,
more » ... highly karstified, which has which created a lot of problems during the construction, impounding and operation phases.