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Dredging project of Khor-e-Musa access canal


* Introduction of project scope

The Musa estuary at the northwestern tip of the Persian Gulf sedimentary basin is currently the widest and longest sea-to-land advance on the entire coast of the country. This area contains a complex set of marine, intermediate and sometimes terrestrial environments in which sedimentation is affected by river, wind, tidal and biological processes. The region is located at the northwestern tip of the Persian Gulf and the southern margin of Khuzestan province, between the Arvand River Delta in the west, the Zohreh River in the east and the port of Imam Khomeini in the north.

Hydrodynamic characteristics and morphology of the area:

• Extreme sea currents along the access channel up to one meter per second

• Shallow natural canals around the project site

• The characteristic height of the waves in the path of the access channel is a maximum of three meters