List of dams and reservoirs in Afghanistan

List of dams and reservoirs in Afghanistan

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Major reservoirs and dams in Afghanistan


  • Darunta Dam
    Darunta Dam
    The Darunta Dam is a hydroelectric power dam located on the Kabul River, approximately 7 km west of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan....

  • Kajaki Dam
  • Dahla Dam
    Dahla Dam
    The Dahla Dam is the largest dam in Kandahar Province, and the second largest in Afghanistan.The dam is 34 kilometers north of Kandahar City.The dam was first built between 1950 to 1952 during the reign of Zahir Shah, the last King of Afghanistan....

  • Salma Dam
    Salma Dam
    Salma Dam is an under construction hydroelectric and irrigation dam project located on the Hari River in Chishti sharif District of Herat Province in western Afghanistan....

  • Gomal Dam
  • Grishk Dam
    Grishk Dam
    The Grishk Dam is a dam over the Helmand River in Helmand Province of Afghanistan. It was made by The United States during the Helmand Valley Authority for hydroelectric power prior to Russian invasion of Afghanistan...

  • Naghlo Dam
  • Mahipar Dam
  • Barqi-Sarobi Dam
  • Band-e Amir
    Band-e Amir
    Band-e Amir is a series of six deep blue lakes separated by natural dams made of travertine, a mineral deposit. The lakes are situated in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Central Afghanistan at approximately 3000 meters of elevation, west of the famous Buddhas of Bamiyan.They were created by the carbon...

  • Qargha
    Lake Qargha
    Qargha is a lake and reservoir in Afghanistan, just 9 km from Kabul....


See also

  • Energy in Afghanistan
    Energy in Afghanistan
    Energy in Afghanistan is primarily provided by hydropower.Two decades of warfare have left Afghanistan’s power grid badly damaged. As of June 2004, less than 10% of the population had access to electricity...

  • International rankings of Afghanistan
    International rankings of Afghanistan
    The following are international rankings of Afghanistan.-Cities:*Kabul-Demographics:*Population ranked 43 out of 228 countries and territories*CIA World Factbook 2008 estimates Life expectancy ranked 208 out of 211 countries and territories...

  • Environmental issues in Afghanistan
    Environmental issues in Afghanistan
    Environmental issues in Afghanistan predate the political turmoil of the past few decades. Forests and wetlands have been depleted by centuries of grazing and farming, practices which have only increased with modern population growth...