Simly Dam

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Simly Dam
Simly dam, islamabad.jpg
Spillway of Simly dam
Simly Dam is located in Pakistan
Simly Dam
Location of Simly Dam in Pakistan
CountryPakistan
LocationIslamabad
Coordinates33°43′08″N 73°20′25″E / 33.71889°N 73.34028°E / 33.71889; 73.34028Coordinates: 33°43′08″N 73°20′25″E / 33.71889°N 73.34028°E / 33.71889; 73.34028
PurposeWater supply, irrigation
StatusOperational
Opening date1983
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment
ImpoundsSoan River
Height80 m (262 ft)
Length313 m (1,027 ft)
Dam volume1,977,000 m3 (2,585,818 cu yd)
Spillway typeOgee overflow
Spillway capacity34,405 m3/s (1,215,001 cu ft/s)
Reservoir
Total capacity35,463,000 m3 (28,750 acre⋅ft)
Active capacity24,669,000 m3 (19,999 acre⋅ft)
Inactive capacity10,793,000 m3 (8,750 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area153 km2 (59 sq mi)
Surface area1.7 km2 (1 sq mi)
Maximum length11.2 km (7 mi)[1]
Lake of Simly dam

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.[2] 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.[3] It was completed in 1983.

Recreation[edit]

Boating and Fishing are two main activities here. For fishing, you need to have license (permission) from Capital Development Authority.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Design & Construction of Simly Dam" (PDF). WAPDA. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  2. ^ PERMEABILITY TESTS AT THE SIMLY DAM PROJECT
  3. ^ "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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