Hub Dam

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Hub Dam

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
  • Site number: 
    1064
  • Area: 
    27,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
    10-05-2001
  • Coordinates: 
    25°15'N 67°07'E
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Overview

Hub (Hab) Dam. 10/05/01. Sindh, Balochistan. 27,000 ha. 25°15'N 067°07'E. A large water storage reservoir constructed in 1981 on the Hub River on the arid plains north of Karachi. The reservoir supplies water for irrigation in Lasbella District and domestic and drinking water for the city of Karachi. It is an important staging and wintering area for an appreciable number of waterbirds and contains a variety of fish species which increase in abundance during periods of high water. The Mahseer (Tor putitora), an indigenous riverine fish found in the Hub River, grows up to 2m in length and provides for excellent angling. Recent consecutive years of low summer rainfall have reduced the water level. WWF launched a wetland visitors' centre on World Wetlands Day 1999. Ramsar site no. 1064. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
Sindh and Balochistan

  • National legal designation: 
    • wildlife sanctuary
  • Last publication date: 
    10-05-2001

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