Largest Barrage of Pakistan
Sukkar Barrage is the largest barrage of Pakistan. It was named as Lolyd Barrage after its completion in British Raj in 1932. Sukkar Barrage is on Indus River near city of Sukkar in Sindh Province.
Length of this historical Barrage is almost one mile and it can manage water flow of up to 1.2 million Cusec (Cubic feet per second). It is maintained by Sindh Irrigation and Power Department. The Barrage is unique in a sense as it is the large single irrigation system of its kind in the world. It irrigates the Sukkar, Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar and Hyderabad Districts of Sindh Province.
Seven Canals starts from this barrage and Nara Canal is one of them which is the longest Canal of Pakistan. Overall Sukkar Barrage is backbone of Pakistan’s economy as it irrigates around 25 percent canal irrigated land in Pakistan.