A view of Rasul Barrage
|Maintained by||Punjab Irrigation Department|
|Length||975 meters (3,201 ft)|
|Width||17 meters (56 ft)|
|Fall||6 meters (20 ft)|
|Above sea level||250 meters (820 ft)|
Rasul Barrage is used to control water flow in the River Jhelum for irrigation and flood control purposes.
Rasul Barrage was constructed in 1968 and has a discharge capacity of 24070 cubic meter per second. Water is drived[clarification needed] from this point to Chenab River at Qadirabad through Rasul-Qadirabad link canal, then ultimately transferred to Sulemanki Barrage on the Sutlej River. Rasul-Qadirabad link canal has the second largest water discharge capacity after Chashma-Jhelum link canal. It has 538-m³/s discharge capacity while Chashma-Jhelum link canal has 615-m³/s capacity.
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