ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) continues to take measures to protect water resources, including by building multiple dams, ponds and reservoirs.
The Gomaspan dam is one such project, which will be the Region's third largest dam once completed. Work on the dam is ongoing, even during the night to ensure a timely completion.
The dam has a storage capacity of 115 million cubic meters of water, according to government officials. It is located on the outskirts of the city of Erbil.
In the Kurdistan Region, multiple dams, lakes, and rivers, including Dukan Lake, Darbandikhan Lake, and Qandil River, play a vital role in supplying water to the Region. In response to the challenges posed by drought and climate change, the government is proactively involved in initiatives aimed at mitigating their effects.
A crucial strategy involves the construction of several new dams and reservoirs to bolster water storage capacity. These infrastructure endeavors not only aim to enhance agricultural projects, but also foster the development of the tourism industry in the Region.