Rawal Lake (Rawal Dams) Islamabad Rawal Lake was build in 1962 by the Punjab government in order to bring water to Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The lake covered an area of 8.8 square kilometers. The proposed life of the small dam was 50 years which ended in 2012 but it continues to be a key source of water for Rawalpindi but neither the Capital Development Authority and the Islamabad Capital Territory administration nor the Punjab government has been able to establish another reservoir in the capital. 

Rawal Lake (Rawal Dams) Islamabad
Rawal Lake (Rawal Dams) Islamabad

Purpose of Building Rawal Dam

Rawal Lake (Rawal Dams) Islamabad Initially, it was constructed as an artificial reservoir to fulfill water needs for the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Later on it was upgraded to recreational park under the supervision of chairman CDA Kamran Lashari. It helps to maintain Islamabad’s underground water level and pleasant weather.This glistening man-made lake covers an area of 8.8 sq km. the terraced garden and the lake are ideal for picnic, fishing and boating. The highest point in the garden commands a panoramic view of the lake, Margallah and Muree hills, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

 

Rawal Lake (Rawal Dams) Islamabad
Rawal Lake (Rawal Dams) Islamabad

History of Rawal Lake Beautiful tourist spot

Rawal Lake was build in 1962 by the Punjab government in order to bring water to Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The lake covered an area of 8.8 square kilometers. The proposed life of the small dam was 50 years which ended in 2012 but it continues to be a key source of water for Rawalpindi but neither the Capital Development Authority and the Islamabad Capital Territory administration nor the Punjab government has been able to establish another reservoir in the capital.

Rawal Lake (Rawal Dams) Islamabad
Rawal Lake (Rawal Dams) Islamabad

The first sedimentation survey of Rawal Lake was conducted in the late 1980s and the Punjab Irrigation Department and the Water and Power Development Authority are discussing the conduction of a third survey in the coming winters.

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