CASE STUDIES

2007.12.20 |
MOROCCO:Tadla Perimeter

The irrigated perimeter of Tadla is one of the oldest perimeters of Morocco.

The region was already the subject of important investments concerning hydraulic infrastructures.  With the construction, starting in 1997, of the complex of dams Dchar El Wadi-At Messaoud, 

This perimeter is part of the Oum Er Rbia basin and hence it is administrated by the irrigation agency of Tadla (ORMVAT) and by the Oum Er Rbia River Basin Agency.

Tadla is crossed by Oum Er Rbia River, one of the most important rivers in Morocco. Tadla perimeter consists of two hydraulically distinct canal irrigation schemes: Beni Amir and Beni Moussa situated on each side of the Oum Er Rbia River:

Beni Moussa on the left bank, irrigated by regulated waters of Bin El Ouidane barrage. It consists of a large-scale canal irrigation system covering about 70,000 ha.

Beni Amir on the right bank, irrigated from the dam Ahmed Alhansali made operational in 2002. It consists of a large-scale canal irrigation system covering about 28,000 ha.

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