List of dams and reservoirs in Afghanistan

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Dams and reservoirs in Afghanistan are used for irrigation, water supply, hydro-electric power generation or combination of these.[1] All the dams and reservoirs in Afghanistan are listed below.

Location map of major reservoirs and dams[edit]

List of major reservoirs and dams in Afghanistan[edit]

Dam Location Impounds Purpose Dam Type Storage capacity Height
(m)
Length
(m)
Gen. Year Completion Ref.
Naghlu Dam Surobi District, Kabul Province Kabul River Hydroelectricity Gravity 550,000,000 m3 (445,892 acre⋅ft) 110 m (361 ft) 280 m (919 ft) 75 MW 1968 [2]
Qargha Kabul Province Paghman River Reservoir 5,000 ha (12,000 acres) 30 metres (98 ft) 450 m (1,480 ft) N/A 1933
Shah wa Arus Dam Kabul Province Shakardara River Irrigation Concrete Gravity 180,000 m3 (146 acre⋅ft) 75 m (246 ft) 1.2MW Under Construction
Surobi Dam Surobi District, Kabul Province Kabul River Hydroelectricity 22.8MW [3]
Mahipar Dam Kabul Province Logar River Hydroelectricity 66 MW 1967 [4][5]
Darunta Dam Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province Kabul River Hydroelectricity, Irrigation 11.5 MW 1960 40MW original capacity
Band-e Amir Bamyan Province
Kajaki Dam Helmand Province Helmand River Hydroelectricity, Irrigation 1,715×106 m3 (1,390,373 acre⋅ft) 100 m (328 ft) 270 m (886 ft) 52.5 MW 1953
Grishk Dam Helmand Province Helmand River Hydroelectricity
Dahla Dam Kandahar Province Arghandab River Irrigation 55 m 535 m 1952
Afghan-India Friendship Dam (Salma Dam) Chishti Sharif District, Herat Province Hari River Hydroelectricity, Irrigation Embankment (earth & rock-fill) 633×106 m3 (513,181 acre⋅ft) 107.5 m (353 ft) 551 m (1,808 ft) 42 MW 2016 [6]
Sardeh Band Dam Andar District, Ghazni Province Gardez River Irrigation 259,000,000 m3 (209,975 acre⋅ft) 1967
Band-e Sultan Ghazni Province Ghazni River Irrigation 10th Century
Chaki Wardak Dam Chaki Wardak District, Wardak Province Logar River Irrigation 1938 Oldest modern dam
Sar-e-Haus Dam
Surkhab Dam Logar Province
Kamal Khan Dam Chahar Burjak District, Nimruz Province Helmand River Hydroelectricity, Irrigation 16 m 2.274 Km 8 MW Phase III under construction
Zana Khan Dam
Bakhsh-Abad Dam Farah province

Dams and reservoirs under construction in various parts of Afghanistan[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India's Controversial Afghanistan Dams". The Diplomat. August 20, 2018. Retrieved 2019-04-01.
  2. ^ "Naghlu Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant Afghanistan". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Sarobi Dam". industryabout.com. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Mahipar". energypedia.info. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Mahipar Hydroelectric Power Plant". globalenergyobservatory.org. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  6. ^ "At Afghan dam inauguration, PM promises: India will not forget you". indianexpress.com. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  7. ^ Afghan news site video (January 2019)
  8. ^ https://www.tolonews.com/business/india-help-build-shahtoot-dam-kabul
  9. ^ https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/11/13/afghanistans-rivers-could-be-indias-next-weapon-against-pakistan-water-wars-hydropower-hydrodiplomacy/
  10. ^ https://wadsam.com/afghan-business-news/construction-work-on-kunars-managi-power-dam-launched-232/
  11. ^ https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2016/06/11/residents-urge-govt-build-big-dam-kunar-river
  12. ^ http://www.pajhwok.com/en/2013/08/26/joint-dam-kunar-river-being-mulled
  13. ^ http://www.pajhwok.com/en/2013/04/10/energy-master-plan-being-implemented
  14. ^ http://www.pajhwok.com/en/2013/04/08/baghlan-hydropower-dams-being-reconstructed

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