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Bhaga River near Jispa
Bhaga River near Jispa, Lahaul

The Chenab River is a major river of India and Pakistan. It forms in the upper Himalayas in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India, and flows through the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir into the plains of the Punjab, Pakistan. The waters of the Chenab are allocated to Pakistan under the terms of the Indus Waters Treaty.

The Baglihar hydropower dam is being built (as of 2006) on the Chenab River in the Doda district. This is about 110 kilometers eastward of the Pakistan border in the Jammu division of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The dam is one of 9 hydro-electric projects on the Chenab River.

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See also

  • Baglihar Dam - a hydroelectric power project in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Pakal Dul Dam - a proposed dam on Marusadar River, a right bank tributary of Chenab
  • Ratle Hydroelectric Plant - an under construction hydroelectric power station of run-of-the-river type
  • Dul Hasti Hydroelectric Plant - a run-of-the-river type power project
  • Marala Headworks - located near Sialkot
  • Khanki Headworks - located in Gujranwala District
  • Trimmu Barrage - located in Jhang District

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