October 24, 2007

Rawal Dam (Rawal Lake)

10:22 PM

Rawal Dam (Rawal Lake) is an artificial reservoir in Pakistan that provides the water needs for the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. This artificial lake covers an area of 8.8 km². Rawal Dam is located within an isolated section of the Margalla Hills National Park.


Rawal Lake:

Location: Margalla Hills National Park

Lake type: Reservoir

Catchments area: 106.25 sq mi (275 km²)

Surface area: 8.8 km

Max depth: 102 ft (31 m)






Pakistani tourists enjoy a boat ride on the Rawal Lake at sunset on the eve of the World Water Day in Islamabad.

Recreation:

The area around the lake has been planted with flowering trees and laid out with gardens, picnic spots, and secluded paths. The terraced garden and the lake are used for picnics, fishing and boating. The highest point in the garden has a panoramic view of the lake, Margallah and Murree hills, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

To the west of the lake is the Islamabad Club, which offers different sporting facilities.

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