Rasul Barrage

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Coordinates: 32°40′49″N 73°31′15″E / 32.68028°N 73.52083°E / 32.68028; 73.52083

Rasool Barrage
رسول بیراج
Rasul Barrage.jpg
A view of Rasul Barrage
Waterway Jhelum River
Country Pakistan
State Punjab
Maintained by Punjab Irrigation Department
Operation Hydraulic
First built 1968
Length 975 meters (3,201 ft)
Width 17 meters (56 ft)
Fall 6 meters (20 ft)
Above sea level 250 meters (820 ft)
Geographic data
Coordinates 32°40′49″N 73°31′15″E / 32.68028°N 73.52083°E / 32.68028; 73.52083

Rasul Barrage is a barrage on the River Jehlum between Jhelum District and Mandi Bahauddin District of the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is situated 72 km downstream of Mangla Dam.

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.[1] Water is diverted 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.

Rasul Hydel Power Station[edit]

A small hydropowoer plant of 22 MW (two units of 11 MW each) generation capacity was also put into operation on Upper Jhelum Canal at Rasul, Punjab in December 1952 with average annual yield of 63 units (GWh).[2]

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