Hub Dam

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Hub Dam
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Official name حب ڈیم
Country Pakistan
Location Sindh-Balochistan provincial border
45 kilometres (28 mi) north-east of Karachi
Coordinates 25°15′21″N 67°6′51″E / 25.25583°N 67.11417°E / 25.25583; 67.11417Coordinates: 25°15′21″N 67°6′51″E / 25.25583°N 67.11417°E / 25.25583; 67.11417
Purpose Municipal
Industrial
Irrigation[1]
Construction began September 1963 (1963-09)[1]
Opening date June 1981 (1981-06)[1]
Construction cost 1191.806 million (US$11 million)[1]
Operator(s) WAPDA
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earth fill dam
Impounds Hub river
Shoring Nullah
Reservoir
Total capacity 687,276 acre·ft (0.847742 km3)[2]
Active capacity 656,000 acre·ft (0.809 km3)[1]
Inactive capacity 41,806 acre·ft (0.051567 km3)[2]
Catchment area 3,410 square miles (8,800 km2)[2]
Surface area 29.06 square miles (75.3 km2)[2]

Hub Dam (Urdu: حب ڈیم ‎) is a reservoir on the Hub River. It is situated 56 km from Karachi city in Karachi and Lasbela Districts on Sindh and Balochistan provinces border. The dam is extended to 24300 acres with gross storage capacity of 857000 acre feet. It is the Pakistan's third largest dam. It is an important source that provides the drinking water to the metropolitan city Karachi.[3]

In 1974, the government of Sindh declared the area around dam as a wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary is about 27219 hectors in size. It is favorable area for feeding and nesting for Cranes, Pelicans, Ducks and Waders. It also an important habitat of migratory birds. The Dam was designated a Ramsar site on 1 May 2001.[3]

Hub Dam is also a tourist resort. On weekend holidays a large number of peoples from Karachi visit there to enjoy picnic, swimming and fishing.[3] A rest house of WAPDA is also located there for tourists stay.

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Hub Dam". Retrieved 3 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Hub Dam - Main Features". Retrieved 3 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Hub Dam Wildlife Sanctuary". Sindh Wildlife Department. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 

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