November 20th, 2017

Kouris Dam overflows

The island's largest dam, Kouris, has overflown for the second time in its history.

The dam, on the north west of the southern coastal town of Limassol, has a storage capacity of 115 million cubic metres.The Cyprus Water Development Department has proceeded to control the outflow of significant amounts of water from the dam, to help enrich the aquifer of Akrotiri, on the southern coast.

So far, 2 million cubic metres of water have enriched Akrotiri aquifer.

The dam, whose construction finished in 1988 in the Limassol area, overflowed for the first time in 2004.

Source: Famagusta Gazette