Accumulated silt: Rawal Lake storage capacity shrinks by 37 per cent

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Posted July 27, 2015

Experts said that the dam, the only reservoir catering to the needs of over 3 million residents of Rawalpindi, had completed its life expectancy.

The authorities have to discharge extra water when it rains to maintain the storage level.

Although the lake completed its life expectancy three years ago, the authorities have failed to build an alternative reservoir to cater to the needs of Rawalpindi residents who need 25 million gallons of water per day.