- This dam was constructed in the 1950s on the Sirwan and Diyala Rivers near Halabja, which is close to the Iranian frontier in Iraqi Kurdistan. There is now a large lake behind the dam, which provides substantial irrigation and power resources.
Historical Dictionary of the Kurds. Michael M. Gunter.
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