The dam was constructed between 19 with help from the Soviet Union.
Maps of Roman Syria indicate that the Barada river emptied into a lake of some size east of Damascus.
Later Aramaic spellings of the name often include an intrusive resh (letter r), perhaps influenced by the root dr, meaning "dwelling".
Thus, the English and Latin name of the city is "Damascus" which was imported from (Greek: Damascus was built in a strategic site on a plateau above sea level and about 80 km (50 mi) inland from the Mediterranean, sheltered by the Anti-Lebanon mountains, supplied with water by the Barada River, and at a crossroads between trade routes: the north-south route connecting Egypt with Asia Minor, and the east-west cross-desert route connecting Lebanon with the Euphrates river valley.
, literally dam of the revolution), most commonly known as Euphrates Dam, is an earthen dam on the Euphrates, located 40 kilometres (25 mi) upstream from the city of Raqqa in Raqqa Governorate, Syria.
The city of Al-Thawrah is located immediately south of the dam.