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About Galma Dam:
Galma Multipurpose Dam Project was constructed on Galma River in Kaduna State.
It is a 28.5m high zoned earth-fill dam of 2.60km crest length with a reservoir capacity of 186,000,000m³. It is envisaged to supply water to the treatment plant for Zaria City water scheme, supply water for irrigation of 2500hectares of farmland and to also supply water to power a hydro-electric power generation of about 2MW.
The dam will has Roller Compacted Concrete (R.C.C) stepped spillway and a 1.5km long partially lined trapezoidal spill channel. The outlet work is comprised 1No. 2.2m diameter concrete – encased steel pipe conduit which bifurcates downstream to incorporate two pipes of 1.2m and 1.0m diameter to deliver irrigation water to the left and right banks of the river. An intake structure is also incorporated.
The benefits of constructing this dam includes an improvement on the quantity of water supplied for both domestic and industrial purposes, enhancement in fishery and livestock activities, improved agricultural activities and power generation.