Khanpur Dam

Watersports at Khanpur Lake

Khanpur Dam is a dam located on the Haro River near Potowar Plateau and the village of Khanpur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, about 25 miles (40 km) from Islamabad, Pakistan.And 15 km from Haripur. It caters to domestic water supplies in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, and irrigation water to many of the agricultural and industrial areas surrounding the cities.

The dam was completed in 1983 after a 15-year construction period believed to have cost Rs. 1,352 million. It is 167 feet (51 m) high and stores 110,000 acre feet (140,000,000 m3) of water.[1]

The adjoining Khanpur Lake is the venue for Sarhad Tourism Corporation's annual airborne and waterborne sports gala. The event, termed as the 'biggest' in Pakistan was scheduled to take place between 9 and 11 April 2010.


  1. "Dams (Encyclopedia of Pakistan)". Overseas Pakistanis Foundation. Archived from the original on 2006-06-20. Retrieved 2006-10-30.

Coordinates: 33°48′06″N 72°55′50″E / 33.8018°N 72.9305°E / 33.8018; 72.9305

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