Sanctions Hit Iran’s Hydroelectric Dams Plan

This is only an excerpt! Sign up for a free trial to receive CURRENT Daily Water Briefings or Weekly Water Newsletters. License Holders sign in to read the full text.

TEHRAN, Iran

Iran, thumbing its nose at U.S.-led economic sanctions, is to build the world’s tallest dam in the western province of Lorestan, with Chinese funding and expertise. 

The 315-meter-high dam on the Bakhtiari River in the Zagros Mountains, a tributary of the Dez River, will hold the Islamic Republic’s largest reservoir with a capacity of about 169 billion cubic feet of water.