Small Recharged Dams

Small Recharged Dams

To address water scarcity, drought and flash flooding risks in Kohistan and Nagarparkar regions, 15 Nos. of small recharge dams will be constructed. These dams will be rainwater-fed recharge dams and will not be more than 10 meters in height. Dams will not only recharge the ground water but will also protect communities from torrential and flash flooding. It is expected that these small dams would add more than 25,000 acre feet of water into fresh groundwater aquifers, and raising the water table from the current depth of around 200 feet up to 25-50 feet. In addition to recharging of fresh water aquifers, these investments will provide safe drinking water to local communities and livestock as well as irrigating more than 7,000 hectares of arable lands. Further benefits include protection of around 11,000 households having a population of more than 65,000 persons from flash flooding.