The design output comprises of two channels; a 27 kilometer segment north of Jeddah, which will mainly convey the discharge from Wadi Asfan; and a 35 kilometer segment south of Jeddah, which will handle the discharges from Wadi Fatma. The main objectives of the JRR channel are:
- To protect the second ring road and the city of Jeddah from flood risks.
- Constructing a main channel to act as a backbone that serves the current and future residential areas on the east side of the second ring road.
- The channel will help in decreasing the design discharges heading to the current eastern channel and will also decrease the flood risks at Obhur Gulf.
The south channel will be used to protect