Sukkur is situated in Sindh Province on the west bank of the Indus River at an altitude of 220 feet from sea level. At the Sukkur, the River Indus flows into its narrowest channel in lower Indus course.
The Sukkur Barrage has 66 gates. The Sukkur Barrage, formally called Lloyd Barrage, on the Indus River, controls one of the largest irrigation systems in the world, on the Indus River. It has 66 gates to control the flow of water for irrigations need of various adjoining regions. The 5,001 feet long barrage It is made of yellow stone and steel with the lenght of 5,001 feet, and can provide water to nearly 10 million acres of farmland through its seven large canals, some of them are larger than the Suez Canal.