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9 Artificial Lakes And Reservoirs Of Pakistan You Should Know About
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Published: May 30, 2016

A part from a lot of beautiful natural lakes and water reservoirs Pakistan also has some artificial lakes and water reservoirs which add beauty to our nature.

1. Attabad Lake

Attabad Lake is now commonly known as Gojal Lake. It was formed by a massive landslide in 2010. It is locate 9 miles upstream if Karimabad, the working capital of Hunza Valley.

Source: explorebeautyofpakistan
Source: explorebeautyofpakistan

2. Banjosa Lake

Banjosa lake is an artificial lake and tourist resort located at an altitude of 1,981 meters (6,499 ft) in Azad Kashmir. This beautiful lake is surrounded by dense pine forest and mountains.

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Source:farooq-qaisar

3. Chotiari Lake

Chotiari Lake also known as Chotiari Dam ‎was constructed in 2002. It is an artificial water reservoir situated 35 km away from the Sanghar town in Sanghar District, Sindh.

Source:  Farooq Soomro/Mohsin Ali Soomro
Source: Farooq Soomro/Mohsin Ali Soomro

4. Rawal Lake

Rawal Lake is an artificial reservoir that fulfills the water demand for the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Covering an area of 8.8 km² Rawal Lake is located within an isolated section of the Village Malpur, Bani Gala and Margalla Hills National Park.

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Source: forum.mbdin

5. Hub Dam

Hub Dam is a massive artificial water reservoir on Hub River. It is the 3rd largest dam of Pakistan and is extended to 24300 acres with gross storage capacity of 857000 acre feet.

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Source: panoramio.com

6. Mangla Dam

Mangla Dam is the 7th largest dam in the world. It is located on the Jhelum River in the Mirpur District of Azad Kashmir.

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Source: wapda

7. Simly Lake 

Simly Lake is the largest reservoir of drinking water to people living in Islamabad. It is 80 meters (260 ft) high earthen embankment dam on the Soan River. The Lake stores water that comes from the melting snow & natural springs of Murree hills.

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Source: youtube

8. Tanda Dam

Tanda Dam is an artificial reservoir that supplies water for irrigation to Jurma, Shahpur and many villages by means of canals from Tanda Lake. It is a small dam located in Kohat District, in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Source: destinationpak
Source: destinationpak

9. Tarbela Dam

Tarbela Dam on the Indus river is the largest earth filled dam in the world and 5th largest by structural volume. It is 485 feet (148 m) high above the riverbed and is named after town Tarbela in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Islamabad.

Source: zarat.org
Source: zarat.org