Cyprus Dams

Cyprus dams are located in various locations across the island. The following table presents all the characteristics of the 56 dams located in Cyprus , according to their name , ther type ,  their purpose , the river which they are connected to , their capacity and the year of operation.

Name

Year

River

Purpose

Type

Dam Category

 

Capacity

(m³)

1.Kafizes

1953

Xeros

Irrigation

Gravity

Large

113.000

2.Kantou

1956

Tapachna

Irrigation

Gravity

Large

34.000

3.Pera Pedi

1956

Krios

Irrigation

Gravity

Large

55.000

4.Pyrgos

1957

Katouris

Irrigation

Gravity

Large

285.000

5.Trimiklini

1958

Kourris

Irrigation

Gravity

Large

340.000

6.Athalassa

1962

Kalogiros

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

791.000

7.Kionelli

1962

Armyros

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

1.045.000

8.Lefkara

1962

Setrachos

Irrigation

Gravity

Large

368.000

9.Morphou

1962

Serrachis

Irrigation and Enrichment

Dirt

Large

1.879.000

10.Kanlikiogiou

1963

Tzinar

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

1.113.000

11.Agros

1964

Limnatis

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

99.000

12.Argaka

1964

Makounda

Irrigation

Rockfill

Large

990.000

13.Kiti

1964

Tremythos

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

1.614.000

14. Liopetri

1964

Potamos

Enrichment

Dirt

Large

340.000

15. Milia

1964

Simeas

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

355.000

16.Ovgos

1964

Ovgos

Irrigation and Enrichment

Dirt

Large

845.000

17. Agia Marina

1965

Xeros

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

298.000

18. Polemidia

1965

Garyllis

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

3.400.000

19.Kalopanayiotis

1966

Setrachos

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

363.000

20.Mavrokolympos

1966

Mavrokolympos

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

2.180.000

21. Pomos

1966

Livadi

Irrigation

Rockfill

Large

860.000

22.Yermasoyia

1968

Yermasoyia

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

13.500.000

23.Lefkara

1973

Syriatis

Irrigation and Water Supply

Dirt and Rockfill

Large

13.850.000

24.Massari

1973

Serrachis

Enrichment

Dirt

Large

2.273.000

25.Palaichori

1973

Serrachis

Irrigation

Gravity

Large

620.000

26. Arakapas

1975

Yermasoyia

Irrigation

Gravity

Large

129.000

27.Agioi Vavatsinias

1980

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

55.000

28.Eptagonia

1980

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

92.000

29.Melini

1980

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

59.000

30.Pelendri

1980

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

123.000

31.Handria

1980

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

70.000

32.Agioi Vavatsinias

1981

Vasilikos

Irrigation

Arched

Large

53.000

33.Akapnou-Eptagonia

1981

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

132.000

34.Kato Mylos

1981

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

104.000

35.Asprokremmos

1982

Xeropotamos

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

53.357.000

36.Xylitatos

1982

Lagoudera (Elia)

Irrigation

Rockfill

Large

1.430.000

37.Agridia

1983

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

59.000

38.Kyperounda

1983

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

273.000

39.Lagoudera

1983

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

71.000

40.Agioi Vavatsinias

1984

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

43.000

41.Dierona

1984

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

159.000

42.Choirokitia

1984

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

205.000

43.Dipotamos

1985

Pentaschoinos

Irrigation and Water Supply

Rockfill

Large

15.500.000

44.Kalavasos

1985

Vasilikos

Irrigation

Rockfill

Large

17.100.000

45.Evretou

1986

Stavros tis Psokas

Irrigation

Rockfill

Large

24.000.000

46.Achna

1987

Outside River Dam

Enrichment

Dirt

Large

6.800.000

47.Kouris

1988

Kouris

Irrigation and Water and Supply and Enrichment

Dirt

Large

115.000.000

48.Vyzakia

1994

Outside River Dam

Irrigation and Water Supply

Dirt

Large

1.690.000

49.Melini

1996

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

97.000

50.Odou

1996

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

53.000

51.Odou

1996

Outside River Tank

Irrigation

Dirt

Large

32.000

52.Arminou

1998

Diarizos

Irrigation and Enrichment

Dirt and Rockfill

Large

4.300.000

53.Tsakistra

2000

Limnitis

Irrigation

Gravity

Large

100.000

54.Tamassos

2002

Pedieos

Enrichment

Dirt and Rockfill

Large

2.800.000

55.Kannaviou

2004

Ezousa

Irrigation and Water Supply

Rockfill

Large

18.000.000

56.Klirou-Malounta-Akaki

2007

Akaki (Serrachis)

Irrigation and Enrichment

Dirt

Large

2.000.000

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Cyprus dams by location (district)

The Achna Dam is located in the Ammochostos district. It was built in 1988 with a capacity of 6.8 million cubical metres in order to contain water for both storage and for the Kokkinochoria irrigation system during peak periods and for emergencies. The responsibility of the management, operation and maintenance of the dam is of the Water Development Department. The construction of the dam was deemed necessary for the transportation and storage...
To the southeast of the Argaka community in the Paphos district, is the dam known as Argaka-Makounda. This dam is the one that sends water to all the agricultural pieces of land in Argaka. It is a dam which was built in 1964, it has a height of 41 metres and a capacity of 990 thousand cubical metres. It is worth mentioning that on the 16th of January, the 2012 dam was the first in Paphos to fill up. This was not the only time which it filled up...
The Arminou Dam is the most discussed and possibly he most beautiful dam in Cyprus. It is located 40 kilometres away from the town of Paphos and a few kilometres northeast of the village of Arminou.It is a dirt dam with a maximum capacity of 4.3 million cubical metres of water with a height of 40 metres. The runoff basin of the Diarizos river which ends there is 116 square kilometres. The aim of the dam is to divert water towards the Kouri dam...
The Asprokremmos Lake is a manmade lake located in the Paphos district. The water is recycled by the manmade dam of Asprokremmos which operated in 1982. It is the second largest manmade lake in Cyprus after the largest one of Kouris.The construction began during 1976 after the Turkish invasion and were completed in 1980 with a cost of 25 million pounds. It is located at 16 kilometres east of Paphos at an altitude of 80 metres near the Nikoklia...
The Dipotamos Dam is located in Scarinou, in the Larnaca district. Two rivers joint together at the Dipotamos area and create the Pentaschoinos River which is connected with the Dipotamos dam. It has a height of 61.8 metres from the base of the dam and a capacity of 15 million cubical metres. The construction was taken over by the Consortium, Shepard Hill and Georgios P.Zachariades. The total cost of the dam was £3,736,000. The...
The Evretou Dam is located about 8 kilometres from Polis Chrysochous and 31 kilometres from Paphos with access from Tremithousa village. It was built in 1986 at the Stavro of Psokas River. It is at an altitude of about 200 metres and has a capacity of 24 million cubical metres. The Scarfou Bridge is located very close near the same river. It is the third largest damn in Cyprus and it is also the largest rock filled dam on the island.  It is...
Kalavasos is included in the water irrigation system of the Vasiliko-Pentashoinou project and has benefited by the construction of the Kalavasos Dam in the Larnaca district and the irrigation of an important area of land. The Dam is located about 5 kilometres northwest of the village and has a capacity of 17.000.000 cubical metres. Two plans of land consolidation were also imposed on the village.
The Kalopanayiotis dam is located in the Kalopanayiotis village in the district of Nicosia. It was built in three years. It operated in 1966, has a capacity of 363 cubical metres and a height of 40 metres. It irrigates for a 500 yard area along the Setrachos River until the Lefka dam.
Kannaviou is located in the Paphos district and neighbours with the communities of Agios Dimitrianos , Psathi , Asproyia as well as the villages Polemi and Panayia. In order to get there from Paphos , take the Polis Chrysochous road and a little before Stroumbi Village , turn right towards Polemi for ten minutes.The Kannaviou Dam is the fourth largest dam in Cyprus and the third largest dam in the Paphos district with a capacity of 17.2 million...
The man-made lake of Kouris is the largest man-made lake in Cyprus and it is filled by the Kouris dam which is also the largest in Cyprus. The lake has an area of 3.6 square kilometres and is located 15 kilometres from Limassol near the village Ipsonas.The construction of the dam began in 1984 and was completed in 1989. The construction took four years and cost 29 million pounds. It is made of dirt and it has a height of 115 meters with a...
The Lefkara Dam is located in the Larnaca district. It is located at an equivalent distance between Nicosia (32 kilometres), Limassol (48 kilometres) and Larnaca (42 kilometres). The access to the dam is from a dirt road which meets the paved road and connects the villages of Pano Lefkara and Lythrodontas. The dam was built in 1973 over the Pentaschoinos River at an altitude of about 400 metres and has a capacity of 13.9 million cubical metes....
The Mavrokolympos Dam is located about 11 kilometres from Paphos and it is easily accessible from the road which connects Paphos with Coral Bay. It was built in 1966 above the Mavrokolympos River at an altitude of about 100 metres with a capacity of 2.2 million cubical metres.The parallel dirt road towards the north side of the lake is in bad shape. The lake is a bird watching point and you may also see some flocks of goats and sheep. The fish...
The dam of Pomos is made of rock fill and has a capacity of 859.000 cubical metres. It is located about 3 kilometres southeast of the village. The dam is built of the Livadi River at an altitude of 75 metres and at a distance of 3.5 kilometres from the sea. It has a length of 168 metres, a height of 38 metres, a volume of 150.000 cubical metres and a surface of 83.000 square metres.The dam construction was completed in 1966 and its purpose was...
The Dam of Xyliatos is one of the most well-known sites in the village which is why many local and foreign tourists visit the village of Xyliatos. The village of Xyliatos is located in the district of Nicosia. The dam is built in an area of peace with a unique beauty surrounding it.The capacity of the dam is 1.420.000 cubical metres of water (m ³). The height of the dam is 42 metres, its length is 155 metres, its volume is 240.00 cubical...
Cyprus is an island without any natural sweet water lakes and has acquired tens of manmade lakes within thirty years. This resulted in the enrichment of the fauna, the support of geographical activity, the water irrigation systems and the creation of entertainment areas for the residents as well as the visitors of the island.The Yermasoyia dam was built in 1968 on land which was owned by the Yermasoyia Municipality, and the communities of...
To the southeast of the Argaka community in the Paphos district, is the dam known as Argaka-Makounda. This dam is the one that sends water to all the agricultural pieces of land in Argaka. It is a dam which was built in 1964, it has a height of 41 metres and a capacity of 990 thousand cubical metres. It is worth mentioning that on the 16th of January, the 2012 dam was the first in Paphos to fill up. This was not the only time which it filled up...
The Arminou Dam is the most discussed and possibly he most beautiful dam in Cyprus. It is located 40 kilometres away from the town of Paphos and a few kilometres northeast of the village of Arminou.It is a dirt dam with a maximum capacity of 4.3 million cubical metres of water with a height of 40 metres. The runoff basin of the Diarizos river which ends there is 116 square kilometres. The aim of the dam is to divert water towards the Kouri dam...
The Asprokremmos Lake is a manmade lake located in the Paphos district. The water is recycled by the manmade dam of Asprokremmos which operated in 1982. It is the second largest manmade lake in Cyprus after the largest one of Kouris.The construction began during 1976 after the Turkish invasion and were completed in 1980 with a cost of 25 million pounds. It is located at 16 kilometres east of Paphos at an altitude of 80 metres near the Nikoklia...
The Evretou Dam is located about 8 kilometres from Polis Chrysochous and 31 kilometres from Paphos with access from Tremithousa village. It was built in 1986 at the Stavro of Psokas River. It is at an altitude of about 200 metres and has a capacity of 24 million cubical metres. The Scarfou Bridge is located very close near the same river. It is the third largest damn in Cyprus and it is also the largest rock filled dam on the island.  It is...
Kannaviou is located in the Paphos district and neighbours with the communities of Agios Dimitrianos , Psathi , Asproyia as well as the villages Polemi and Panayia. In order to get there from Paphos , take the Polis Chrysochous road and a little before Stroumbi Village , turn right towards Polemi for ten minutes.The Kannaviou Dam is the fourth largest dam in Cyprus and the third largest dam in the Paphos district with a capacity of 17.2 million...
The Mavrokolympos Dam is located about 11 kilometres from Paphos and it is easily accessible from the road which connects Paphos with Coral Bay. It was built in 1966 above the Mavrokolympos River at an altitude of about 100 metres with a capacity of 2.2 million cubical metres.The parallel dirt road towards the north side of the lake is in bad shape. The lake is a bird watching point and you may also see some flocks of goats and sheep. The fish...
The dam of Pomos is made of rock fill and has a capacity of 859.000 cubical metres. It is located about 3 kilometres southeast of the village. The dam is built of the Livadi River at an altitude of 75 metres and at a distance of 3.5 kilometres from the sea. It has a length of 168 metres, a height of 38 metres, a volume of 150.000 cubical metres and a surface of 83.000 square metres.The dam construction was completed in 1966 and its purpose was...
The man-made lake of Kouris is the largest man-made lake in Cyprus and it is filled by the Kouris dam which is also the largest in Cyprus. The lake has an area of 3.6 square kilometres and is located 15 kilometres from Limassol near the village Ipsonas.The construction of the dam began in 1984 and was completed in 1989. The construction took four years and cost 29 million pounds. It is made of dirt and it has a height of 115 meters with a...
Cyprus is an island without any natural sweet water lakes and has acquired tens of manmade lakes within thirty years. This resulted in the enrichment of the fauna, the support of geographical activity, the water irrigation systems and the creation of entertainment areas for the residents as well as the visitors of the island.The Yermasoyia dam was built in 1968 on land which was owned by the Yermasoyia Municipality, and the communities of...
The Dipotamos Dam is located in Scarinou, in the Larnaca district. Two rivers joint together at the Dipotamos area and create the Pentaschoinos River which is connected with the Dipotamos dam. It has a height of 61.8 metres from the base of the dam and a capacity of 15 million cubical metres. The construction was taken over by the Consortium, Shepard Hill and Georgios P.Zachariades. The total cost of the dam was £3,736,000. The...
Kalavasos is included in the water irrigation system of the Vasiliko-Pentashoinou project and has benefited by the construction of the Kalavasos Dam in the Larnaca district and the irrigation of an important area of land. The Dam is located about 5 kilometres northwest of the village and has a capacity of 17.000.000 cubical metres. Two plans of land consolidation were also imposed on the village.
The Lefkara Dam is located in the Larnaca district. It is located at an equivalent distance between Nicosia (32 kilometres), Limassol (48 kilometres) and Larnaca (42 kilometres). The access to the dam is from a dirt road which meets the paved road and connects the villages of Pano Lefkara and Lythrodontas. The dam was built in 1973 over the Pentaschoinos River at an altitude of about 400 metres and has a capacity of 13.9 million cubical metes....
The Kalopanayiotis dam is located in the Kalopanayiotis village in the district of Nicosia. It was built in three years. It operated in 1966, has a capacity of 363 cubical metres and a height of 40 metres. It irrigates for a 500 yard area along the Setrachos River until the Lefka dam.
The Dam of Xyliatos is one of the most well-known sites in the village which is why many local and foreign tourists visit the village of Xyliatos. The village of Xyliatos is located in the district of Nicosia. The dam is built in an area of peace with a unique beauty surrounding it.The capacity of the dam is 1.420.000 cubical metres of water (m ³). The height of the dam is 42 metres, its length is 155 metres, its volume is 240.00 cubical...
The Achna Dam is located in the Ammochostos district. It was built in 1988 with a capacity of 6.8 million cubical metres in order to contain water for both storage and for the Kokkinochoria irrigation system during peak periods and for emergencies. The responsibility of the management, operation and maintenance of the dam is of the Water Development Department. The construction of the dam was deemed necessary for the transportation and storage...