Laney Graduate School
View of the Diama Dam from the Senegalese-side. The dam was completed in 1981, and is placed on the coastal border between Senegal and Mauritania. The Diama Dam was created to promote agricultural production in the region by increasing irrigation to nearby crops. While the dam has led to advances in agriculture, there have been unintended public health consequences, such as a rise in schistosomiasis due to the changing migration patterns of snail-eating prawns, representing an unintended consequence of development.