Small Dams

Introduction 

Irrigation Department Government of Sindh launched its long term plan for  Constructing Small/ Storage Dams, Detention Weirs, & I.S.S.O (Impermeable Sub Surface Overflow)  Barrier in Sindh along Nais across Sindh province since 2007; in Kohistan Range (Upper, Central & Lower Khirthar Hills), Nagarparkar (Karoonjhar Hills) & Sukkur & Khairpur (Ubhan Shah Hills). After Survey through the consultants identified 122 potential sites for construction of various types of dams under Small Dams Organization Sindh Hyderabad. The Department accomplished so far 60 Nos. Small Dams, Recharge Dams & Delay Action Dams under PSDP/ADP further 23 Nos. are On-going. These structures would store / retained Rain water from the hills torrents of Karoonjhar, Khirthar Hills and Ubhan Shah Hills to cultivate about 128917 acres of land of Sindh province and provide water for drinking purpose of people and livestock. Considering of this, more 15 other small dams / Weirs sites have also been initiated in World Bank Funded Sindh Resilience Project.

Potential Areas for Small Dams / Weirs

Karoonjhar Hills (Nagarparkar -Thar District)

Ubhan Shah Hills (Sukkur -Khairpur District)

Khirthar Hills (Upper , Central , Lower Kohistan)

Upper Kohistan (Shahdadkot to Nai Gaj @ Qambar-Shahdadkot & Dadu), Central Kohistan (Nai Gaj to Sann @ Dadu & Jamshoro), Lower Kohistan (Sann to Karachi @ Jamshoro, Thatta & Karachi)

Small Dams Status

Sr. No.

Division

Completed Dams

On-going Dams

Proposed/ PC-I  under process

ADP

PSDP

ADP

PSDP

01

Small Dams Division Nagarparkar @ Mithi

10

08

07

02

04

02

Small Dams Division Kohistan-I Dadu

12

06

05

05

04

03

Small Dams Division Kohistan-II Jamshoro

12

12

02

02

03

Sub-Total

34

26

14

09

Grant-Total

60

23

11

 

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