Cyprus has 108 dams and reservoirs, over 50 of which are sufficiently large enough to be Registered at the International Committee on Large Dams (ICOLD), 18 of these large dams are the off-stream pond design, the largest of which is Kouris dam in the Limassol area.

Below is a detailed table of the islands' dams, which were 94 per cent full (island wide) by the end of Rain Season 2011-2012.
As of September 5th 2013, the dams had fallen to 68,4% capacity, with Asprokremmos being the fullest (90.5%) and Agia Marina, the emptiest (20.4%).

On the 19th of January 2013, Cyprus' newest dam, Solea, was inaugurated. That brings the number of large dams in Cyprus to 57 and increases overall storage capacity to 336 million cubic meters.

Name of Dam

District

Total Capacity (M.C.Mts)

Year of Construction

Co-ordinates

Asprokremos reservoir

Asprokremmos

Paphos

52, 375

1982

34.7259°N 32.5543°E

Evretou reservoir

Evretou

Paphos

24, 000

1986

34.9757°N 32.4727°E

kannaviou reservoir

Kannaviou

Paphos

17, 168

2005

34.9277°N 32.5878°E

Cyprus reservoir, Mavrokolympos

Mavrokolympos

Paphos

2, 180

1966

34.8565°N 32.4058°E

Cyprus reservoir, Argaka

Argaka

Paphos

0, 990

1964

35.025570°N 32.300670 °E

Cyprus reservoir, Pomos

Pomos

Paphos

0, 860

1966

35.084140°N 32.343344°E

Cyprus reservoir, Kouris

Kouris

Limassol

115, 000

1988

34.7278°N 32.9178°E

Cyprus reservoir, Kalavasos

Kalavasos

Larnaca

17, 168

1985

34.803972°N 33.260517°E

Cyprus reservoir, Lefkara

Lefkara

Larnaca

13, 850

1973

34.533558°N 33.174224°E

Cyprus reservoir, Dipotamos

Dipotamos

Larnaca

15, 500

1985

34.851618°N 33.359274°E

Cyprus reservoir, Yermasoyia

Germasogeia

Limassol

13, 500

1968

34.7439°N 33.0843°E

Cyprus reservoir, Arminou

Arminou

Paphos

4, 300

1998

34.8752°N 32.7371°E

Cyprus reservoir, Polemidyia

Polemidia

Limassol

3, 400

1965

34.7187°N 32.9888°E

Cyprus reservoir, Vizakia

Vyzakia

Nicosia

1, 690

1994

35.034169°N 33.013747°E

Cyprus reservoir, Kalopanayiotis

Kalopanagiotis

Nicosia

0, 363

1966

35.002185°N 32.493140°E

Cyprus reservoir, Agia Marina

Agia Marina

Paphos

0, 298

1965

35.070106°N 32.322750 °E

Cyprus reservoir, Xyliatos

Xyliatos

Nicosia

1, 430

1980

Cyprus reservoir, Axna

Achna

Famagusta

6, 800

1987

35.055321°N 33.814307°E

Cyprus reservoir, Tamasos

Tamasos

Nicosia

2, 800

2002

35.0167°N 33.2479°E

Cyprus reservoir, Solea

Solea

Nicosia

4, 500

2013

35.02****°N 32.53****°E


Asprokremmos dam in the Paphos district overflowed twice in less than a year. It first overflowed on the 26th January 2012 during heavy downpours and then again in early January 2013. The dam has a capacity of 52.4 million cubic meters, and had not been full since 2004. With a volume that reaches 90.5% of capacity going into the 2013-2014 raining season, there is every chance that Asprokremmos will overflow for the third year in a row, a new record. (Sept 5th 2013)

Water storage update 18th June 2014, at the time of writing the total capacity of water storage in Cyprus was 239.150 million cubic meters.
Since January 2014 approximately 9.500 million cubic meters of rainfall and snow melt flowed in to local reservoirs and dams, being one of the lowest amounts for that period on record.
As of October 2014 the total amount of water stored across all reservoirs and dams stood at 30.3% of capacity at 88,100 million cubic meters.

As of the 25th February 2015 the total water stored in all Cyprus dams and reservoirs stood at 155,400 million cubic meters, representing 53.4% of the total capacity. More rain is forecast and water run off from the heavy snow laden Troodos mountains will significantly raise water storage levels over the next month.

March 2015 is drawing to a close and we have endured a cold period by local standards, the long term weather forecast and typical weather for a Cypriot spring mean that the majority of rain for the winter season is behind us. All of the dams and reservoirs in the Paphos district are full or at least 80% of capacity. Kouris, the largest reservoir is at 41% of its capacity most other dams across the island are between 50 - 70% of capacity. The total water stored island wide is 171,000 million cubic meters, representing 59% of the maximum storable water supply.



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