The M’dez dam is located on Sebou Lake, 58 km southeast of the city of Sefrou, in the vicinity of the city of Fez, Morocco. This is an upstream 109 m high backfill type dam. It consists of a reservoir with a capacity of 700 million m3. As part of the preservation of the Saïss plain, the dam will capture water resources of surplus areas in order to redistribute water to areas under development or experiencing a rainfall deficit. Launched by the King Mohammed 6th in 2015, this dam will be used primarily for irrigation of the area between Bouleman and Sefrou.
The instrumentation in this dam combines manual and automatic instruments. Encardio-rite’s hydraulic settlement systems have been installed to monitor the settlement during backfill.