Dez Dam (formerly known as Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Dam) is 203 m. in height and is considered to be the highest dam in the middle east and ranks the sixth highest dam in the world. It is constructed on Dez River at a distance of 15 km. to the north of Dezful city. The lake of this huge dam provides a great scope for tourism exploitation and water sports facilities besides its beautiful landscape and sight-seeing areas.
At the time of construction the Dez Dam was Iran's biggest development project. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production and irrigation. It has an associated 520 MW power station and its reservoir helps irrigate up to 80,500 ha (199,000 acres) of farmland.
The township of Dezful lies at a distance of 721 km. from Tehran, and is located to the north of Khuzestan province. Generally, it has a desert like and comparatively dry weather with hot summers and moderate winters. The word Dezful has been derived from the words 'Dejpol' ...
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