|Central coordinates||2o 57.00' West 34o 41.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||195 - 385m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site is a reservoir created in 1967 by the completion of the Mohamed V dam on the Oued Moulouya in the north-east of the country. Up to 60 m deep, the reservoir is one of the largest freshwater wetlands in Morocco. The site boundaries include the lake and the surrounding hills, which rise to 385 m above sea-level from a water-level at 195 m. Average annual precipitation is 400 mm. The terrestrial vegetation includes steppes of Artemisia inculta and wooded stands of Tamarix, Salix and Eucalyptus.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea||breeding||-||700-800 breeding pairs||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris||breeding||-||91 breeding pairs||-||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity The endemic fish Alosa alosa (DD) may occur.
References BCEOM-SECA (1995b).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Barrage Mohamed V. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014
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