Oued Seguellil

Oued Seguellil (or Oued Séguélil or Oued Seguelil or Oued Seguellîl) is a wadi in Mauritania. It begins in the Adrar Plateau and runs south-west passing through the town of Atar and getting lost in the surrounding sands.[1]

Oued Seguellil
Oued Séguélil, Oued Seguelil, Oued Seguellil
Course of Oued Seguellil at Seguellil dam
RegionsAdrar Region

The Adrar Plateau near Atar is rich in gorges like the oued el Abiod. Most of these gorges empty into the Seguellil wadi bed resulting in a string of pools and intermittent streams. 20 km south of Atar is the controversial Seguellil-dam, inaugurated in 2019.[2] The river gets lost in the sands north of the western foothills of the Adrar Plateau.[3]


  1. Oued Seguellil in geoview Accessed 15 February 2020.
  2. The Seguellil dam: A waste of money In French. Accessed 15 February 2020.
  3. The Seguellil wadi basin Accessed 25 February 2020.

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