The main goal of construction of this dam is to provide water for agricultural lands in Kurdistan and also providing drinking water for Sanandaj City. Furthermore with having an adjustable reservoir capacity of 350 million cubic meters per year, it is to rotate turbines with a capacity of 10 megawatt. Azad dam is a rockfill dam with clay core which is 125 m high.
Employer: Iran Water Resources Development Co.
Consulting Engineers: Mahab Ghods consulting engineering
Contractor: Gharnis Co.
Contractor manager: Shahran Saze Co.
Drilling in rock: 48,300 m3 in 760 m of tunnel
Concreting: 7,300 m3
Grouting: 16,400 m
Consolidation: 35,000 m2
Soil Excavation: 20,800 m3