There are many big dams and barrages in Pakistan. Pakistan is country of rivers and canals. below is the list of most famous dams and Barrages in Pakistan. Some of the major dams details is given below.
It is one of the largest dam in Pakistan. It was built on Indus or Sindh River. Its is near from Atock, Rawalpindi, Abbotabad. It was built in 1976. Its water is used for power generation and irrigations system. It is 143 meter high and 2750 meter in width. Terbela Dam is one of the main source for electric capacity.
It is located near Jehlam and 99 km from Islamabad. Mangla is built on river Jehlam. With financial aid from word bank it was built in 1967. It is 138 meter high and 3140 meter wide.
Khanpur Dam is located in KPK province but very neat to Islamabad. Many people donít know that it is also a picnic point very near to Twin Cities at short distance of just 25 Miles. You can go there from short link roads by crossing Margala Hills or from Abottabad Road. It is mainly used as water reservoir and is used for supply of drinking water to Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Its water is also used for agriculture purposes in nearby areas.
It was built in era of Field Marshal Muhammad Auyb Khan. Every years a water sports are arranged in month of April and people from all over Pakistan come here to enjoy and participate in water sports. If you are never been here before then donít wait for any more, but just go and see this beautiful place and enjoy with your family and friends.
Bunji Dam is a upcoming project and its site is located in Gilgit Baltistan. This hydro project is built on Indus river. It is not a very large project as Mangla or Tarbela but definitely ad some value in system of Hydro Power for Pakistan. China has offered cooperation to build this dam and MOUs have been already been signed. Chinese Government is also giving cooperation in building more dams in KPK and Gilgit Baltistan.
It is located right at the border of Sindh and Balochistan. Hub dam was built in year 1981. It water are used as drinking water for Karachi and for agriculture use for lasbela. There are many fish are found in hub dam.
Barrage River Location
Balloki Head Ravi Bhai Pheru Lahore
Chachma Barrage Indush Mianwail
Ghazi Brotha Indus Attock
Guddu Barrage Indus Kashmore
Head Islam Sutlej Hasil Pur
Head Marala Chenab Sialkot
Head Sulemanki Sutlej Haveli Lakha
Head Trimmu Chenab + Jhelam Jhang
Islam Barrage Sutlej Hasilpur
Jinnah Indus Kalabagh
Khanki Headwordk Chenab Wazirabad
Kotri Barrage Indus Jamshoro
Muhammad Wala Chenab Multan
Munda Headworks River Swat Peshawar
Panjnad Chebab Uch Sharif Bahawalpur
Qadirabad head Chenab Mandi Bahauddin
Rasul Barrage Jehlum Jehum District
Sidhnai Ravi Abdul Hakim
Sukkur Barrage Indus Sukkur
Taunsa Barrage Indus Taunsa DG Khan
One of the famous barrages in Pakistan. It is located in Mianwali on river Sindh. It was completed in 1971. It is also 3rd storage capacity in Pakistan. It has also capacity of producing electricity of 184 MW.
It is located near Sukkur in Sindh province. Guddu barrage was also completed in 1962. It can block water at 8 meter. It is also source for water distribution to Larkana, Sukkur and Jacobabad and Nasirabad.
It is one of the oldest barrages in Pakistan. Sukkur Barrage was built in 1932. It is built at river sindh near Sukkur. Its water are also used for irrigation in Sindh areas.
There are many other small Dams, Barrages such as Trimu head in Jhang and more in Pakistan.