The Ghiss dam project, one of the largest structuring projects scheduled in Al Hoceima, Morocco. This new hydraulic structure, which is part of the efforts made by the public authorities to cope with the water shortage in the province of Al Hoceima, will have a capacity of 93 million m3, i.e. double that of the capacity of the Abdelkrim Khattabi dam. This is an upstream concrete mask backfill type dam, 86 m high on a foundation. This infrastructure, the volume of which is approximately 3.8 million m3 of backfill, will create a reservoir of 93 million m3 and regulate a volume of 17 million m3 / year.
This dam is being highly instrumented, in particular with a leak detection system, geotechnical sensors and structural sensors. A number of hydraulic settlement systems, supplied by Encardio-site, have been installed to monitor the settlement during backfill.