Dasht River

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Dasht River
دریائے دشت

Dasht Kaur[1]
Pakistan Balochistan province - Dasht river IMG 7913 Jiwani Bay.jpg
Dasht river running into the Jiwani Bay near the border to Iran
DistrictsKech, Gwadar
SettlementsKuldan, Sutkagan Dor
Physical characteristics
SourceMirani Dam
 - location
Gwadar District,
Balochistan, Pakistan
 - coordinates
25°10′46″N 61°40′39″E / 25.17944°N 61.67750°E / 25.17944; 61.67750Coordinates: 25°10′46″N 61°40′39″E / 25.17944°N 61.67750°E / 25.17944; 61.67750
Basin features
 - leftKech River[2]
 - rightNihing River[2]
TypeIntermittent river[1]

The Dasht River (Urdu: دریائے دشت‎) is located in the Makran region and Gwadar District, in the southwestern section of Balochistan Province, Pakistan which drains near Jiwani.[3]


The Kech River which flows through Kech valley is the eastern tributary of the Dasht River and the Nihing River is the western tributary and flows east from the Iran–Pakistan border before emptying at Mirani Dam where both the rivers join to form the Dasht River.[4]

Mirani Dam[edit]

The Mirani Dam is located across the Dasht River in the Central Makran Range. The dam was built to supply agricultural irrigation water for the surrounding areas, flood control in the downstream region, and to provide drinking water for the city of Gwadar.[5]


  1. ^ a b Pernetta, John. Marine Protected Area Needs in the South Asian Seas Region: Pakistan. IUCN. ISBN 9782831701776. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b (Pakistan), Baluchistan (1907). Baluchistan District Gazetteer Series. Bombay Education Society's Press. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  3. ^ Rivers Network.org: Dasht River Basin.
  4. ^ Salman Rashid (15 February 2013). "The Alafis' refuge - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  5. ^ Pakissan.com: "Designing Mirani Dam for local needs"; By Sikander Brohi.

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