Satpara Dam under construction.
|Official name||Satpara Dam|
|Location||Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan|
|Construction began||April 2009|
|Opening date||November 2011|
|Owner(s)||Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Concrete-faced earth-filled|
|Height||128 ft (39 m)|
|Length||560 ft (170 m)|
Satpara Dam is a recently completed medium-size multi-purpose concrete-faced earth-filled dam located downstream of the existing Satpara Lake on the Satpara Stream approximately 4 km from the town of Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.
The dam has enlarged the size of Satpara Lake, generates 17.36 MW of hydroelectricity, supplies power to approximately 30,000 households in the Skardu Valley, irrigates 15,536 acres (62.872 km2) of land and supplies 3.1 million gallons per day drinking water to Skardu city. Annual agricultural output in the Skardu Valley is expected to increase more than four-fold, generating about $6 million in additional annual economic benefits to local communities.
Construction of Satpara Dam commenced in April 2003 and completion was scheduled in November 2011. Power House Unit No: 1 was completed and came online on 6 October 2007 and Power House Unit No: 2 was completed and came online on 30 December 2008. On 7 January 2011, the Government of Pakistan and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) entered into an Enhanced Partnership Agreement under which USAID agreed to provide US$ 26 million for the construction of Power House Unit No: 3 & 4 and completion of remaining works on the dam. The Power House Unit No: 3 started commercial operation in May 2013 and Power House Unit No: 4 started commercial operation in June 2013. The official inauguration is still awaited and is expected to take place before the end of fiscal year 2013.
Length: 560 ft.
Height: 128 ft.
Width (at top): 80 ft.
Spillway length: 11,075 ft.
Spillway width: 500 ft.
Spillway capacity: 5000 ft 3/s
Reservoir capacity (gross): 0.0932 MAF (93,385 AF)
Reservoir capacity (live): 0.0521 MAF (51,484 AF)
Power generation capacity: 17.366 MW
Irrigation system: LBC 51933 ft., RBC 58000 ft.
Left Bank Canal: 59,000 Ft.
Right Bank Canal : 30,000 Ft.
Total: 10,131 acres (40.999 km2)
Left Bank Canal: 8,119 acres (32.856 km2)
Right Bank Canal: 2,012 acres (8.142 km2)
Contractor: hi tech lubricants Ltd.
Man-hours: 2.4 million
Peak manpower: 450