Kunhar River

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Country Pakistan
province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Mansehra District
Source Lulusar lake
 - elevation 3,950 m (12,959 ft)
Mouth Jhelum River
 - location Muzaffarabad
Length 166 km (103 mi)
Kunhar River in the Kaghan Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

The Kunhar River (Urdu: دریائے کنہار‎, also known as Nain-Sukh "eye's repose") is 166 kilometres (103 mi) long river, located primarily in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, northern Pakistan. It is in the Indus River watershed basin.

Origin & Route[edit]

The river originates from Lulusar Lake, nearly 48 kilometres (30 mi) upstream from Naran Valley. Waters of Dudipat and Saiful Muluk Lakes feed the river besides glacial waters from Malka Parbat and other high peaks in the valley. The Kunhar river flows through the entire Kaghan valley, Jalkhad, the Naran valley, Kaghan, Balakot, Garhi Habibullah and Dalola. The River joins with Jhelum River at confluence just outside Muzaffarabad, in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir province, Pakistan.

The view of River Kunhar flowing from Tehsil Balakot, District Mansehra during winters.

Hydropower Development[edit]

Kunhar river has great hydropower generation potential and currently SK Hydro project is under construction in Kaghan Valley, Mansehra which has an installed capacity of 840 MW.

Fresh water trout and trout farming[edit]

The Kunhar river is considered to have good quality trout. Trout is also produced in farms that have been developed along the river. The farms take fresh water from Kunhar River and pass it back to the river in order to provide fresh water for the trout.

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Coordinates: 34°17′N 73°29′E / 34.283°N 73.483°E / 34.283; 73.483