The historical dam of Amir Shah

The historical dam of Amir Shah is located 2 Km south- west of Birjand and is built facing the east-west on the direction of the flow of the seasonal river in the Bagheran Mountains.

The purpose of the water supply and flood control structure is made with brick, stone and mortar. The length of dams crest is 27 m, at a width of 4 to 6 m and at a height of 13 meters. On both sides of the water channel emergency evacuation is made up of two trails of 1.70 meters wide that consolidate the dam further. The Omar Shah Dam in 1367 by the Department of Agriculture was rebuilt, so that, the historical figure of this work has been altered. This historic dam is from the Qajar era, by Heshmat- ol-Molk-e-Alam of the second half of the 13th century, along with two other historical dams were built, the Darreh Dam and the Olang Dam, and with the number 4,815 they have been registered on the National Index. The Amir Shah Dam can be considered as one of the arch dams using basic materials. Because of the curved body of the dam in the middle it has two-base trails where the walls are protection against the pressure of water content. The building has been repaired recently.
The Geomorphologic of this area: This area is between the Bagheran Mountains and is near to one of the beautiful villages which are created in to the north and south and between valleys and because of the climate, fresh water springs and aqueducts, and it has a huge population. Mainly along the north-south valley that have been cut into the hillsides and has the source of many rivers and springs which provide water to villagers and residents of the south of the City of Birjand.

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Additional Info

  • The Name of Attraction: The historical dam of Amir Shah
  • Type of Attraction: tourism area
  • township: Birjand
  • Best Time for travel: Spring, Summer
  • Type of road: Asphalt
  • Infrastructures: Accommodation, Catering facilities, Drink water, Electrical, Telephone, Cell phone
  • Distance to city center: 2
  • Distance to center of township: 2
  • Distance to center of province: 2
  • Distance to nearest railway station: 270
  • Distance to nearest Airport: 5
  • Longitude: 0
  • Latitude: 0
  • Above sea level: 0
  • Address: Southern Khorasan - birjand -2 Km south- west of Birjand
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