Mosul Dam is located on the Tigris River, approximately 60 km northwest of Mosul city in the Northwestern part of Iraq. It is the largest dam in Iraq, and the fourth largest dam in the Middle East.
The dam is one of the most important strategic projects in Iraq for management of its water resources, yet it has had significant issues since its inception due to internal erosion. Studies have shown that, should the dam collapse, the resulting tsunami-like wave could flood over 7000 km2 and cause devastating results for over 6 million people.
In 2016 remediation efforts began to stabilize and repair the dam’s foundation including grouting procedures and foundational improvements. In 2019, the dam’s stability has been significantly improved, however, it is not a permanent solution.
*Header image not of actual dam featured in case study