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Cyprus has a total of 108 dams and reservoirs, with a total water storage capacity of about 330,000,000 m3. Dams remain the principal source of water both for domestic and agricultural use. Desalination plants are gradually being constructed in order to deal with recent years of prolonged drought.

Name District Type Completed in Capacity (m3)
1 Kouris (Κούρης) Limassol Earthen 1988 115,000,000
2 Asprokremmos (Ασπρόκρεμμος) Paphos Earthen 1982 52,375,000
3 Evretou (Εβρέτου) Paphos Rockfill 1986 24,000,000
4 Kalavasos (Καλαβασός) Larnaca Rockfill 1985 17,100,000
5 Dipotamos (Διπόταμος) [1] Larnaca Rockfill 1985 15,500,000
6 Lefkara Larnaca Earth/Rockfill 1973 13,850,000
7 Yermasoyia Limassol Earthfill 1968 13,500,000

Notes

  1. ^ The storage capacity was increased from the original 13,700,000m3 in July 1998.

See also Cyprus, Water Development

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  • Current water storage levels. [1]