The provisions of the article 14 of the law n° 05-12
water are modified, complemented and drawn up as follows:.
"Art. 14. — Extraction of alluvial material by any means, especially through the
installation of sand quarry in the wadi beds, is prohibited when it has the
damage risks set forth in Article 15 below.
Outside the closed areas, extraction of alluvial materials may be permitted as a
concession of limited duration accompanied by specifications and subject to an
impact study on the environment established under the laws and regulations in
The modalities for implementing the provisions of this section, including the
inventory of rivers or sections of wadis covered by this prohibition are set by
The present ordinance will be published in the Official Journal of the
Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria.
Done in Algiers,
29 Rajab 1430 corresponding to 22 July