Tarbela Lake/Dam

May 11, 2020
Lakes

Elevation: 1400 feet

Location: Haripur

Time: 2 Hours

Accessibility: Year Round

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Tarbela lake is a reservoir formed by the Tarbela Dam, situated at a distance of 3 km on the south of Haripur, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The fish of Tarbela Lake are distinguished for their particular taste.

Tarbela Dam (Urdu/Pashtoتربیلا بند) is an earth-filled dam along the Indus River in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Located in the Swabi and Haripur Districts of the province, the dam is about 30 km (20 mi) from the city of Swabi, 105 km (65 mi) northwest of Islamabad, and 125 km (80 mi) east of Peshawar. It is the largest earth-filled dam in the world, and also the largest dam by structural volume.

The dam was completed in 1976 and was designed to store water from the Indus River for irrigationflood control, and the generation of hydroelectric power. The dam is 143 meters (470 ft) high above the riverbed. The dam’s reservoir, Tarbela Lake, has a surface area of approximately 250 square kilometres (97 sq mi). Tarbela Dam’s primary use is electricity generation.

HOW TO REACH?

1. Islamabad to Haripur:

By public transport or by personal transport.

2. Haripur to Tarbela Lake:

30 minutes personal transport.

 

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