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Here is the List of Some Famous Dams of Pakistan

Famous Dams of Pakistan


A variety of functions is accomplished with dams that notably include the flood control, flat water recreation, hydropower electricity generation, and water supply and mostly built on river and streams. There are approximately 150 dams in Pakistan. The major chunk of dams is built during 1960 to 1975. Pakistan has blessed that it holds the title of owning the largest dam on earth which is Tarbela dam. We have created a list of some of the Famous Dams of Pakistan that also include in the report of International Commission on Large Dams. According to the report, there are 150 dams that are 15 meters and 49ft. Take a look at the list.

Tarbela Dam


First and the foremost is the Tarbela Dam, the largest dam on the earth. The dam is situated on the Indus River which is second largest in structural volume. Moreover, it was started in 1968 and was completed in 1976 at a cost of $1,497 million. Furthermore, it is 143.26 meters or 470ft in height and 2,743.2 meters or 9,000 ft. in length. Additionally, the total capacity of the dam is 13.69 cubic km spread over the construction area of 168,000 Km2.

Mangla Dam


Second on the list is the Mangla Dam, is also the ninth largest dam in the world. The Dam was constructed in 1967 in the Mirpur district of Azad Kashmir. Mangla Dam is built on the Jhelum River with a length of 3,140 meters or 10,302 ft. And the height of 147 meters or 482 ft. The cost spent on this project was about $1.473 billion that was funded by World Bank.

Warsak Dam


Warsak Dam is third on the list of the Famous Dams of Pakistan. The dam located on Kabul River in the north-west of Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Warsak Dam was completed two major phase. The first phase was completed in 1960 and the second one in 1980 to 1981. Furthermore, the total height is of 76.2 m or 250 ft. with the length of 140.2 m or 460 ft. The total cost spends on the construction was 156 million rupees. Above all, the Warsak Dam Hydropower Project has a capacity to produce 243 MW electricity.


Mirani Dam


Fourth on the list is Mirani Dam. The dam was built in 2002 to 2006 with a cost of 5,267.90 million rupees. Mirani Dam is considered to be the largest dam in the world in terms of volume for flood protection. Moreover, the dam is on Dasht River in Baluchistan, with a height 39 meters or 127 ft. and length 1,020 meters or 3,350 ft. Above all, the capacity having flood stock of 588,690 cubic hectometers.


Khanpur Dam


Lastly, the Khanpur Dam that is built in the Haro River which is on the Pothohar Plateau in Khanpur district of KPK. The dam is accessible on 40 km away from the capital territory of Islamabad. The Dam is also a great source of drinking water to the native of twin cities. The dam was completed in 1983 after a 15-year construction period believed to have cost Rs. 1,352 million. It is 167 feet (51 m) high and stores 110,000-acre-feet (140,000,000 m3) of water. Moreover, the green and blue water dam are also has a great attraction for the tourists.

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