Is located near Haripur in Hazara Division. Built over the might Indus, it is reputed to be the largest man made structure on Earth after the Great Wall of China. This dam is at few minutes’ drive from Haripur city. It is a multipurpose Dam, which not only stores water for irrigation purposes but also produces hydroelectric power to fulfill a major part of the country’s power supplies. It supplies 30% of irrigation water. The gushing water feeds fourteen generators installed at the right bank, which in turn produce 3,478 MW of electricity. Sedimentation remains the main problem faced by the dam. The source of River Indus is the melting glaciers of Himalayas. They bring with them small pieces of rock and gravel which settle at the bottom thus decreasing the storage capacity of the reservoir and hence its life span.
Tarbela Lake provides recreational opportunities to people. Boating and fishing can be done here. People also come here for picnic. During summer, foreigners also visit to enjoy the beauty of Tarbela Lake. You can travel in this lake on boats. Some hills in between the lake seems like little Iceland’s. While you are standing on the side of lake, you will feel boats as a birds approaching toward you from a distance of miles away in lake. This feels an enchanting scene. The fish of Tarbela Lake is distinguished for their particular delicious taste. You should walk along the bank of the lake and visit it but restrain from bathing or swimming in it. This may cause accident.
First online portal of Hazara known as HCP (Hazara.com.pk). The goal is the provide a connected platform to the people of Hazara as a breath of fresh air. People of Hazara around the globe, are a wonderful people with enormous talent, abundant resources and diverse cultural and natural wealth. Our people are always ready to face any challenge in this nuclear/information age.