Location of Simly Dam in Pakistan
|Purpose||Water supply, irrigation|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Embankment|
|Height||80 m (262 ft)|
|Length||313 m (1,027 ft)|
|Dam volume||1,977,000 m3 (2,585,818 cu yd)|
|Spillway type||Ogee overflow|
|Spillway capacity||34,405 m3/s (1,215,001 cu ft/s)|
|Total capacity||35,463,000 m3 (28,750 acre·ft)|
|Active capacity||24,669,000 m3 (19,999 acre·ft)|
|Inactive capacity||10,793,000 m3 (8,750 acre·ft)|
|Catchment area||153 km2 (59 sq mi)|
|Surface area||1.7 km2 (1 sq mi)|
|Max. length||11.2 km (7 mi)|
Simly Dam is an 80 meters (260 ft) high earthen embankment dam on the Soan River, 30 kilometers (19 mi) east of Islamabad and Rawalpindi in Rawalpindi District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is the largest reservoir of drinking water to people living in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The water stored in this dam is fed by the melting snow & natural springs of Murree hills. It was developed by the Capital Development Authority. Planning for the dam began in 1962 and it was not completed when expected in 1972 due to project delays. It was completed in 1983.
- "Design & Construction of Simly Dam" (PDF). WAPDA. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
- PERMEABILITY TESTS AT THE SIMLY DAM PROJECT
- "Development of a Project Management System for the Planning Commission Government of Pakistan" (PDF). USAID. December 1975. p. 21. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
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