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  • Published
    25th Aug, 2023

Pong Dam

Amid torrential rain in the upstream territories of Himachal Pradesh, the Bhakra and Pong Dams are flowing above their capacity.

About Pong Dam:

  • It is a reservoir has been constructed on the river Beas in the wet land of Shivalik hills of Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, which has been named as Maharana Pratap Sagar.
  • It is also known as Pong reservoir or Pong Dam.
  • This dam was built in 1975 named in honor of Maharana Pratap, this reservoir or lake is a famous wildlife sanctuary and one of the 25 international wetland sites declared by Ramsar Sammel in India.
  • The reservoir stretches to an area of ??24,529 hectares (60,610 acres), and part of the lakes is 15,662 hectares (38,700 acres).
  • Pong reservoir is the most important fish reservoir in the foothills of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh.
  • In this reservoir, majestic fish is found in excess.

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