Rasul Barrage

Rasul Barrage is a barrage on the River Jehlum between Jhelum District and Mandi Bahauddin District of the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is situated 72 km downstream of Mangla Dam.

Rasool Barrage
رسول بیراج
WaterwayJhelum River
Maintained byPunjab Irrigation Department
First built1968
Length975 meters (3,201 ft)
Width17 meters (56 ft)
Fall6 meters (20 ft)
Above sea level250 meters (820 ft)
Coordinates32°40′49″N 73°31′15″E / 32.68028°N 73.52083°E / 32.68028; 73.52083Coordinates: 32°40′49″N 73°31′15″E / 32.68028°N 73.52083°E / 32.68028; 73.52083

New Barrage and old barrageEdit

The current structure of the barrage was constructed in 1968 and the old barrage (built by the British) has been dismantled. The Punjab Irrigation Department's Sargodha Zone is responsible for the operation of this barrage. Rasul Barrage is used to control water flow in the River Jhelum for irrigation and flood control purposes.

Rasul Barrage at River Jhelum

Rasul Barrage has a discharge capacity of 24070 cubic meter per second.[1] Water is diverted from this point to Chenab River at Qadirabad through Rasul-Qadirabad link canal, then ultimately transferred to Sulemanki Barrage on the Sutlej River. Rasul-Qadirabad link canal has the second largest water discharge capacity after Chashma-Jhelum link canal. It has 538-m³/s discharge capacity while Chashma-Jhelum link canal has 615-m³/s capacity. Lower Jhelum Canal, with a discharge capacity of 5280 cusecs also emanates from river Jhelum at this barrage.[2]

This canal has culturable command area of 1.45 million acres and irrigates the districts of Mandi Bahauddin and Sargodha.

Rasul Hydel Power StationEdit

Rasul Hydel Power Station
Power generation
Nameplate capacity22 MW
Annual net output32.8 GW·h
External links
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A small hydropower plant of 22 MW (two units of 11 MW each) generation capacity was also put into operation on Upper Jhelum Canal at Rasul, Punjab in December 1952 with average annual yield of 63 units (GWh).[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Rasul Barrage – Irrigation and soil salinity in the Indian subcontinent: past and present By N. T. Singh
  2. ^ "Introduction of Sargodha Irrigation Zone". Punjab Irrigation Department. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  3. ^ : http://pecongress.org.pk/images/upload/books/12-Mazhar%20Hussain.pdf