[ Update: 45% work completed on Zamir Gul Irrigation Dam #Kohat ]
The under construction Zamir Gul Dam is situated in the remote and far-flung village Ziarat Sheikh Allahdad of Southern District of Kohat on Kohat-Nizampur Road in PK-37. Annual Rainfall in the area is 22%. There is thousands of acres of barren land but due to no proper canal system its production ratio is negligible.
Most lands of Ziarat Sheikh Allahdad are Barani. Indeed construction of dam in the area is the need of the hour and construction of Zamir Gul is the wise and timely decision of the provincial government. The Dam on completion would bring green revolution in the area and usher an era of progress and prosperity and ameliorate the lot of the poor strata.
Zamir Gul Dam is among the significant projects of the provincial government. It is being constructed on Palah Khwar on Nizampur Road at Ziarat Sheikh Allahdad some 71 KM away from Kohat at a cost of Rs.987.77 Million. Work on the Dam had been launched in 2013 by the incumbent #PTI led government and so far 45% work has been done and its expected completion date is June 2016.
The Dam will have 27.43 KM (89,998 feet) long channels and irrigate 3 thousand 5 hundred and 35 acres barren land. It will have the catchment area of 36.5 sq miles and capacity of grass storage of 7971 Acre Ft water. Height of the Dam will be 128 Ft above Bed Rock and Crest Length 839 Ft. Similarly Dead Storage Level of the Dam will be 1280 Acre Ft and maximum Pond Level 406.75 M.
Type of Zamir Gul Dam is Earth Core Rockfill Dam (ECRD) and Spillway Ogee Free Flow type. Its Spillway Discharge will be 34161 Cusecs while Outlet Structure Discharge 18 Cusecs.
The Southern Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkwha has thousands acres land laying barren, if this land is brought under cultivation by constructing maximum number of small dams, the provincial government can easily get food security.