Najran Valley Dam, Nejran

The Najran Valley Dam is an arch dam on Wadi Najran about 15 km (9.3 mi) southwest of Najran in Najran Province of southwest Saudi Arabia. It has several purpose to include water supply, flood control and groundwater recharge. Its collects run-off and sediment in the wadi and helps release it downstream slowly throughout the year. The dam was completed in 1981 and inaugurated by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud in 1982. It is owned by the Ministry of Water and Electricity.
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  • Second most famous place in Najran. Big construction you will appreciate and find wonderful. Way to the dam after the security gate is a little adventure with two tunnels and sharp bends. Drive...  more »
  • Najran Dam is one of the important sights seeing in Najran specially in the rainy days where you can find the Dam full of water.  more »
  • Najran Valley is one of the most important and largest valleys in the Arabic Peninsula, and its tributaries of Hijaz mountains and hills surrounding the area, extends a distance of 180 kilometres east from its mouth in the plains where it ends in the sands of the empty quarter. As an average 1000 meter Plains apt. Centerline that Valley City of Najran into two large damage occurs when this works and is a good source and development of the Valley of Najran, in addition to being the main source of water for the area it brings large amounts of silt deposited in the Plains and flood farms on its banks, increase fertility. Najran Valley agriculture is based on what is available in the underground water increases and decreases depending on the rainy seasons. Frequently drought Valley as a result of the lack of rain, the opposite may occur that sweeping torrents and flooding farms and property without the ability to curb or control it and benefit from it. From this comes the importance of building this dam which is one of the largest dams in Saudi Arabia which is located about 25 km from the city of Najran.
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