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The Litani River Authority was established under the Law dated August 14, 1954 amended on December 30, 1955. Since its establishment, the Litani River Authority was considered to be a public institution whose functions are identified as follows:

First: Implement the Litani irrigation, drying, drinking water and electricity projects.

Second: Establish a network linking up power stations in Lebanon.

Third: Establish electrical substations and distribution lines in all the Lebanese regions.

Fourth: Invest in the different parts of the project at both the technical and the administrative levels

The Litani River Authority was also considered to be a public institution with an administrative and financial personality and autonomy.

Other decrees and decisions gave the Authority other functions, namely:

- Ensure water monitoring in all Lebanese rivers
- Examine, manage and exploit the irrigation water in Central and Northern Bekaa, including the Yammouneh and Wadi Massa-Yahfoufa project.
- Study and implement the project of diverting the Hasbani River and the Wazzani spring (The Lebanese part of the Arab project of diverting the tributaries of the Jordan River).
- Study and implement some mountain lakes like the Kawashira lake in Akkar, the Kfarhouna lake in Jezzine and the Ballout lake in Northern Metn.
- Study and scan the locations of dams in the northern Lebanese rivers.
- Study the blueprint of the agriculture water plan for South Lebanon in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
- Conduct studies on the construction of the Bisri dam along the Awali River.

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