Grishk Dam

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The Grishk Dam is a dam over the Helmand River in Helmand Province of Afghanistan. It was made by The United States for the Helmand Valley Authority for hydroelectric power prior to Russian invasion of Afghanistan.[1] The dam is an example of one of the projects to modernize Afghanistan.

A 2003 technical journal noted that the Grishk plant was commissioned on an irrigation canal in 1945, and had two damaged and obsolete 1.2 megawatt units which would cost US$3 million to repair.[2]

In 2005, a group of twenty Taliban fighters were captured by a joint US-Afghan operation in their attempt to blow up the dam.[3][dead link]


  1. ^ "Maulawi Hassan is basically an unknown in any reference I looked through. Difficult to say he is another Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.". 2009-03-29. Retrieved 2009-11-24. 
  2. ^ International Commission on Large Dams; International Association for Hydraulic Research; International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (2003). International journal on hydropower & dams. Aqua-Media International. p. 99. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Violence in Afghanistan on eve of election -- The Independent". The Independent (London). [dead link]