According to the International Commission on Largest Dams (ICOLD), there are over 120 dams and reservoirs in Pakistan with a minimum of over 15 m (49 ft) in height.
Tarbela Dam is the largest earth-filled dam in the world and is second largest by the structural volume.
According to ICOLD, dams with height above the foundation greater than 15 metres (49 ft) are known as large dams.
Pakistan is a country in South Asia that is blessed with scenic views, majestic deserts and an abundance of natural resources. Pakistan is an agricultural country, depending heavily on water resources for irrigation.
Below is a list of 5 Largest Dams in Pakistan
Tarbela Dam -143.26 metres (470.0 ft)
Tarbela Dam is an earth-filled dam along the Indus River in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. It is also the second-largest dam in the world in terms of reservoir capacity, which is 11.62 million acre-feet (14.3 billion cubic metres).
Mangla Dam – 138 metres (453 ft)
Mangla Dam on the list is the Mangla Dam, is also the seventh-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 the World Bank.
Warsak Dam – 76.2 metres (250 ft)
Warsak Dam located on Kabul River in the north-west of Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Warsak Dam has completed two major phases. The first phase was completed in 1960 and the second one from 1980 to 1981. Furthermore, the total height is of 76.2 m or 250 ft. The total cost spends on construction was 156 million rupees. Above all, the Warsak Dam Hydropower Project has a capacity to produce 243 MW electricity.
Khanpur Dam – 51 metres (167ft)
Khanpur Dam is a dam located on the Haro River near Potowar Plateau, about 50 km from Islamabad, in Khanpur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The construction of the dam started in 1967 and it took 15 years for the completion of the dam. It is estimated that Rs. 1,385.10 million were spent on the construction of Khanpur Dam. According to the WAPDA, Khanpur Dam is 167 feet and it has a water storage capacity of 79,980 acre-feet.
Hub Dam 48 metres (157ft)
This Dam is on the border of Balochistan and Sindh provinces in Districts of Lasbela and Karachi around 56 Km away from Karachi. With a gross storage capacity of 85700 acre-feet. The construction of the dam started in 1963 and ended in 1981.