Jawa Dam (Pakistan)

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Jawa Dam
Location Dhalla in Rawalpindi District, Punjab, Pakistan
Status In use
Opening date 1994
Construction cost PKR20.13 million
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Zoned Earth and Rock-filled
Impounds Jawa Stream
Height 25 m (82 ft)
Length 143 m (469 ft)
Width (crest) 109.75 m (360 ft)
Spillway type Service
Spillway capacity 41 m3/s (1,448 cu ft/s)
Total capacity 1,938,000 m3 (1,571 acre·ft)
Active capacity 1,110,000 m3 (900 acre·ft)
Catchment area 9.35 km2 (2,310 acres)
Surface area 30.76 ha (0 km2)

Jawa Dam is located in Rawalpindi District on Jawa River in Punjab, Pakistan. The dam is 25 m (82 ft) high and has a gross reservoir capacity of 1,938,000 m3 (1,571 acre·ft).[1]

The dam was completed in 1994 at a cost of PKR 20.13 million and has an estimated life span of 65 years. The reservoir has a gross command area of 323.88 km2 (80,032 acres). [2]

See also[edit]

List of dams and reservoirs in Pakistan


  1. ^ "List of Completed Dams in Pakistan". Water Statistic of Pakistan. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Impact Evaluation of Water Resources Development in Command Area of Small Dams". Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources. Retrieved 7 August 2012.