The Project is located on Satpara Nullah downstream of Satpara Lake which is about 6 km south of Skardu Town.

Scope of Work

Dam & Structures - Civil & Hydraulic Steel works E&M Works Powerhouses (4 Nos.) Irrigation System & Operators Quarters.

Objectives / Benefits

The project will generate 17.36 MW of hydropower irrigate 15.536 acres of land and supply 3.1 million gallons per day drinking water to Skardu city.

Date of Commencement Original (as per Contract) Jan  2003 Revised Apr 2003
Date of Completion

Original (as per Contract)



Dec 2006

Apr 2013

Project Cost 

(Rs. Million)

(As per PC-I)


FEC (Original/Revised)

2090.431/4480.021 -/554.679
Salient Features Dam length / height 560 ft/128 ft
Spillway capacity 5000 ft3 / s
Reservoir capacity (gross) 93385 AF
Reservoir capacity (live) 51484 AF
Installed capacity 17.36 MW
Irrigation system LBC (51933) FT
RBC (58000) FT
Present Status / Progress

Construction of dam & allied structures, Power houses & Irrigation system completed.
Power House #1 -In commercial operation since 6 Oct 07.
Power House #2- In commercial operation since 30 Dec 08.

Power House #3- Started power generation in May 2013.

Power House #4- Started power generation in June 2013.

-Total generation upto 28.02.2014 is 176.27 M kWh.
-Activity agreement for US$ 26 M under Pakistan Enhanced Partnership Agreement (PEPA) signed on 7.1.2011 between  GOP and Govt. of USA through Agency for International Development (USAID) for Power House No. 3&4 and remaining works of Satpara Dam Project.

Incharge of the Project Name: Engr. Johar Ali
Designation: Project Director/Resident Engineer
Address: Satpara Dam Project, WAPDA, Skardu                     Contact No.
Updated as on  28-02.2014