Tiga Dam

The Tiga Dam ( Tiga Reservoir ) is a reservoir in Nigeria and the third largest in Africa. It is located in northern Nigeria and was built in the 1970s. The reservoir is part of the Kano River Project I, irrigated with an area of ​​20,300 hectares and the city of Kano is supplied.


The 1974 completed dam dams on the river Kano, is six kilometers long and up to 48 meters high. The reservoir was completely filled first time in 1978. Originally, the lake had a capacity of 1.97 billion cubic meters, by a lowering of the pelvic overflow its maximum capacity reduced to 1,350 million cubic meters. The available annual average amount of water is 750 million m³.


  • Ehud Simon: Environmental impact assessment, Kano River irrigation project ( Phase I) extension, Nigeria. In: Dan Rosbjerg (ed.): Sustainability of Water Resources under Increasing Uncertainty. International Association of Hydrological Science, 1997, ISBN 978-1-901502-05-3, pp. 185-192.
  • The British Dam Society ( ed.): Water Resources & Reservoir Engineering. Thomas Telford, 1992, ISBN 978-0-727716-92-7, pp. 321
  • Reservoir in Africa
  • Lake in Nigeria
  • Building in Nigeria
  • Kano ( state )
  • Water system of Lake Chad