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Pong Dam on River Beas

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Pong Dam on River beas  is located at the Talwara district of State of Himachal Pradesh in India. It is also known as Beas Dam.

Purpose: The main purpose is to store water for irrigation and hydel power.

Construction : The construction of the dam started in 1961 and completed in 1974.

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Lake: The lake created by Pong Dam is known as Maharana Pratap Sagar. It is famous as a bird santuary.

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Owner: The Bhakra Beas Management board is the owner.

Size: The height of the Pong dam  is 436 feet and length is 6401 feet. The crest width is 45 feet and base width is 2001 feet.

Capacity: It has an active capacity of 7290 million cubic meter.

( Note: The principle difference between a dam and barrage is that a dam is created mainly to store water and the lever of water is increased significantly. A barrage is principally build to divert the water.)

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