Nai Gaj Dam
|Nai Gaj Dam|
Construction of Nai Gaj Dam
|Official name||Nai Gaj Dam|
|Location||Dadu District, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Opening date||expected June 2020|
|Owner(s)||Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)|
|Dam and spillways|
|Height||194 ft (59 m)|
|Length||714 ft (218 m)|
|Nai Gaj Dam|
|Installed capacity||4.2 MW|
Nai Gaj Dam is an embankment dam currently under construction on the Gaj River in the gorge area at the edge of Kirthar Mountains range at about 65 kilometres (40 mi) north-west of Dadu city in Dadu District, Sindh Province of Pakistan. Construction began in 2012 and when complete, its power station will have a 4.2 MW installed capacity. Consultant supervision by Techno Consult International (TCI) from Karachi, Pakistan.
Construction of the dam started in May 2012. Around 51% of the construction work is completed. The dam is scheduled to be completed in December 2020.It is estimated that water will be supplied from Nai Gaj Dam to 28800 acres land in tehsil Johi and 300000 acres in other areas of Dadu District. Moreover, Nai Gaj Dam will supply 50 cusecs of water to the Lake Manchar for decreasing its pollution. Furthermore, the water will also be supplied from the dam to Kachho desert and area of Kohistan in Dadu District.
Type of Dam: Earth Core Rockfill dam.
Height of Dam: 194 Ft
Live Storage: 0.16 MAF
Gross Storage: 0.30 MAF
Dead Storage: 0.140 MAF
Sedimentation Load: 0.45 acre-feet / sq. mile
Fuse Plug Capacity: 74000 Cusecs
Spillway Capacity: 253000 Cusecs
Command Area: 40,000 Acres
Cropped Area: 80,000 Acres
Cropping Intensity: 200%
Power House Installed Capacity: 4.2 MW
Project Cost (2009): Rs.28.153 Billion (Revised)
B.C. Ratio: 1.32:1
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