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Salient Features of Rawal Lake

Location Islamabad Park Area

Longitude = 73 -7

Latitude = 33 -41

Catchment Area 106.25 sq.Miles
Type of Dam Partly Arched Gravity Dam (Stone Masonry)
Crest Level 1742 ft
Crest Length 700 ft
Max. Height 133.5 ft
SADDLE
Length 6991 ft
Height 24ft
SPILLWAY
Type Ogee Type Gated structure
Discharge Capacity 82000 cusecs
RESERVOIR
Length 3 sq.Miles
Max. Depth 102 feet
Live Storage 43000 acre feet
Dead storage 4500 acre feet
Gross Capacity 47500 acre feet
CANALS
a) Left Bank Canal
Length 5 Miles
Capacity 40 Cusecs
b) Right Bank Canal
Length 1.5 Miles
Capacity 70 Cusecs
DRINKING WATER SUPPLY
Rawalpindi 19.5 M.G/Day
Islamabad 2.5 M.G/Day
COMMAND AREA
Agriculture 500 acres

Source: Small Dams Organization of Pakistan