Rasul Barrage

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Rasool Barrage
رسول بیراج
WaterwayJhelum River
Maintained byPunjab Irrigation Department
First built1968
Length975 meters (3,201 ft)
Width17 meters (56 ft)
Fall6 meters (20 ft)
Above sea level250 meters (820 ft)
Coordinates32°40′49″N 73°31′15″E / 32.68028°N 73.52083°E / 32.68028; 73.52083Coordinates: 32°40′49″N 73°31′15″E / 32.68028°N 73.52083°E / 32.68028; 73.52083

Rasul Barrage is a barrage on the River Jehlum between Jhelum District and Mandi Bahauddin District of the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is situated 72 km downstream of Mangla Dam.

New Barrage and old barrage[edit]

New barrage is in working condition and old barrage (built by British gov.) is not in working condition. Rasul Barrage is used to control water flow in the River Jhelum for irrigation and flood control purposes.

Rasul Barrage was constructed in 1968 and has a discharge capacity of 24070 cubic meter per second.[1] Water is diverted from this point to Chenab River at Qadirabad through Rasul-Qadirabad link canal, then ultimately transferred to Sulemanki Barrage on the Sutlej River. Rasul-Qadirabad link canal has the second largest water discharge capacity after Chashma-Jhelum link canal. It has 538-m³/s discharge capacity while Chashma-Jhelum link canal has 615-m³/s capacity.

Rasul Hydel Power Station[edit]

Rasul Hydel Power Station
Coordinates32°40′49″N 73°31′15″E / 32.6803°N 73.5208°E / 32.6803; 73.5208
Power generation
Nameplate capacity22 MW
Annual net output32.8 GW·h

A small hydropowoer plant of 22 MW (two units of 11 MW each) generation capacity was also put into operation on Upper Jhelum Canal at Rasul, Punjab in December 1952 with average annual yield of 63 units (GWh).[2]

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