Dams in Pakistan


Dams in Pakistan

    • The Indus river basin stretches from the Himalayan mountains in the north to the dry alluvial plains of Sindh province in Pakistan in the south and finally flows out into the Arabian Sea.
      In Pakistan, the Indus river basin covers around 520 000 km², or 65 percent of the territory, comprising the whole of the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and most of the territory of Sindh province and the eastern part of Balochistan.
    • Tarbela Dam is the largest earth filled dam in the world and is second largest by the structural volume.
    • Mirani Dam is the largest dam in the world in terms of volume for flood protection with a flood-stock of 588,690 cubic hectometer.
    • Sabakzai Dam is 7th largest with a flood-stock of 23,638 cubic hectometer.
    • Map of water resources in Pakistan.
NameImpoundsHeight (m)Storage capacity m3Completion YearLocationProvince / Territory
Bunji DamIndus River1901,900BunjiGilgit Baltistan
Satpara DamSatpara392013SkarduGilgit Baltistan
Rawal DamKorang River40.758,600,0001962IslamabadIslamabad Capital Territory
Simly DamSoan River35,463,0001983IslamabadIslamabad Capital Territory
Mangla DamJhelum River1387,251,811,0001967MirpurKashmir
Neelum–JhelumNeelum River478,000,0002018MuzaffarabadKashmir
Haji Shah DamSil river221,800,0002014AttockKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Baran DamBaran River241962BannuKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Allai Khwar DamAllai Khwar River512012BattagramKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Ghazi Barotha DamIndus River22,500,0002003GhaziKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tarbela (Auxiliary-1 Dam)Indus River1051974GhaziKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tarbela (Auxiliary-2 Dam)Indus River671974GhaziKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Naryab DamNaryab River322006HanguKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khanpur DamHaro River511985HaripurKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Mang DamHaro River161970HaripurKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tarbela DamIndus River143.2613,690,000,0001974HaripurKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khal DamKhal Kass River231972HaripurKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Chaatri DamNain Sukh River261971HaripurKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Kahal DamKahal River221971HazaraKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Changhoz DamChanghoz River432007KarakKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Sarki Lawaghar DamTem River5822006KarakKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Zaibi DamZaibi Algad River251997KarakKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Auxiliary Kandar DamDargai Algad River232004KohatKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Kandar DamDargai Algada River271970KohatKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tanda DamKohat River351967KohatKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Chanda Fateh Khan Dam252004KohatKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Darwazai DamSodal Algada River151976KohatKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Gandially DamTaru Algada River222002KohatKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Dandy Dam255,945,0002011MiranshahKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Jalozai Barani Dam741,2772015Nowshehra PabbiKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Duber KhwarKhan Khwar River97.572013Pattan, KohistanKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Warsak DamKabul River6776,492,0001960PeshawarKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Aza Khel Dam232004PeshawarKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Jawa DamJawa River251,938,0001994RawalpindiKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khan KhwarKhan Khwar River462012ShanglaKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Gomal Zam DamGomal River1331,400,000,0002012WanaKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Dargai Pal Dam305,896,0002008WanaKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Darawat DamNari Baran River43150,000,0002014JamshoroSindh
Nai Gaj DamNai Gaj river59.130,000,0002019KirtharSindh
Chotiari DamNara Canal (Indus River)26.3750,0002002SangharSindh

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