The Youssef Ibn Tachfin Dam

The Yusef Bin Tashfin Dam, a significant water infrastructure in the region, was constructed in 1972 on the foothills of the Western Atlas Mountains, located between Agadir and Tiznit. With its impressive height of 85m and length of 707m, the dam spans one of the canals of the Massa Valley, creating a man-made lake stretching approximately 7km and holding a useful capacity of 304 million cubic meters of water. The primary purpose of the dam is to provide clean water to the surrounding urban areas and facilitate irrigation for the plains in the Chtouka region. The Chtouka Plain, covering around 18,000 hectares, is primarily dedicated to fruit cultivation, particularly citrus fruits. The dam has played a crucial role in securing water resources for agriculture and meeting the needs of the local communities in the area.

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