The Bakhsh'dar (Governor of the District) Dam of Shousf

The Bakhsh'dar Dam is located 3 km Southwest of Shousf and 35 km from Nehbandan and was built on the path of the Hangar River which flows from the Mountain to the West of Shousf and flows towards Shousf.

The crest of Dam is about 15 m in length, 8.5 meters in width, with 10 meters width at its base, but the first height of the Dam was 6 meters and due to evidence, parts of the Dam due to destruction became to be about 4.8 meters. Unfortunately, half of the Dam in the past has been destroyed by heavy rain. The materials used in the construction of the Dam are stone, bricks and mortar. Although this Dam had a small crown and because the river is wide the reservoir of this Dam was relatively large and it could store lots of water. In attention to the amount of rain, this river always flows, and traditional repair of this dam was helpful, firstly to keep water resources for Agricultural and to provide drinking water for the Shousf area and nearby villages and also an attraction for Tourists.
The historical era of this Dam is at the end of the Qajar era and the beginning of the Pahlavi era. The name of the architect is ‘Sheybani’.

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Additional Info

  • Name of Effect: The Bakhsh'dar (Governor of the District) Dam of Shousf
  • Type of Effect: Dam
  • National registration number: 9313
  • Date of Reord: Tuesday, 29 July 2003
  • Antiquity/Period: Qajar
  • Type of Use: Unused
  • Proprietorship: Unknown
  • Longitude: 40 780396
  • Latitude: 3519951
  • Above sea level: 1840
  • township: Nehbandan
  • Location: Out Side the City
  • Address: Nehbandan،5 km West Nehbandan
  • Distance to city center: 30
  • Distance to center of township: 30
  • Distance to center of province: 170
  • Type of road: Earthen
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