Tarbela Dam

Tarbela Dam (Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa)

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About Tarbela Dam

Tarbela Dam is constructed on the Indus River in Pakistan, and is the largest earth-filled dam in the world. It is located in Terbela in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, at the distance of 50km from Islamabad, on the narrow channel of the Indus River between Haripur and Swabi.

It is 485 feet high from the normal flow of the river. Tarbela Reservoir, Tarbela Lake, with an area of 250 square kilometres is used to store water for the production of electricity and irrigation purposes. The dam was constructed as a part of the Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan.

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