A 2003 technical journal noted that the Grishk power plant was commissioned on an irrigation canal in 1945, and had two damaged and obsolete 1.2 megawatt units which would cost US$3 million to repair.
In 2005, a group of twenty Taliban fighters were captured by a joint US-Afghan operation in their attempt to blow up the dam.
- "Maulawi Hassan is basically an unknown in any reference I looked through. Difficult to say he is another Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.". 2009-03-29. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
- International Commission on Large Dams; International Association for Hydraulic Research; International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (2003). International journal on hydropower & dams. Aqua-Media International. p. 99. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
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