Thursday, June 1, 2023

List of Famous Barrages & Headworks of Pakistan

Here’s a list of famous barrages & headworks of Pakistan, including their names, location/ district, and which rivers they’re built on.

List of Famous Barrages & Headworks of Pakistan

Famous Barrages on Jehlum River in Punjab

  • Rasul Barrage at district Mandi Bahauddin at 72km downstream of Mangla Dam
  • Trimmu Barrage in district Jhang on confluence of Jehlum & Chenab

Famous Barrages & Headworks on Chenab River in Punjab

  • Trimmu Barrage in district Jhang on confluence of Jehlum & Chenab
  • Qadirabad Headworks in district Mandi Bahauddin
  • Khanki Headworks in district Gujranwala
  • Marala Headworks in district Sialkot

Famous Barrages & Headworks on Ravi River in Punjab

  • Balloki Headworks is located near Lahore
  • Sidhnai Headworks is located at Abdul Hakeem in Khanewal district

Famous Barrages & Headworks on Sutlej River in Punjab

  • Sulemanki Headworks is located in Okara district
  • Islam Headworks is located at Hasilpur in Bahawalpur district
  • Panjnad Headworks is located at Uch in Bahawalpur district

Famous Barrages on Indus River

There are six famous barrages on Indus River; 3 are in Punjab, 3 are in Sindh.

  • Kalabagh barrage is in district Mianwali, Punjab
  • Chashma barrage is also in district Mianwali, Punjab
  • Taunsa barrage is in district Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab
  • Guddu barrage is in district Kashmore, Sindh
  • Sukkur barrage is in district Sukkur, Sindh
  • Kotri barrage is in district Jamshoro near Hyderabad, Sindh

Sukkur barrage is also known as Llyod barrage, Kotri barrage is also known as Ghulam Muhammad barrage, while Kalabagh barrage is also known as Jinnah barrage.

Another barrage known as Sindh barrage is planned on the Indus river between Kotri barrage and Arabian sea near Thattha and Karachi.

List of Famous Barrages & Rivers of Pakistan
List of Famous Barrages & Rivers of Pakistan (Photo Credit: YouTube/ World Map)

List of Major Dams of Pakistan

Famous Dams on Indus River

  • Tarbela Dam (4888 MW) in Haripur, KPK
  • Ghazi Barotha Dam (1450 MW) in Attock, Punjab
  • Satpara Dam in Skardu, GB
  • [Planned] Diamer Bhasha Dam (4500 MW) in Chilas, GB
  • [Planned] Kalabagh Dam (3600 MW) in Mainwali

Famous Dams on Jhelum River

  • Mangla dam (1150 MW) in district Mirpur, AJK
  • Neelum-Jehlum hydroelectric project (969 MW) in district Muzzafarabad, AJK


Wikipedia, AIOU Geography

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List of Dams, Reservoirs & Hydroelectric Projects of Pakistan

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