Pong Dam Lake

A water storage reservoir created in 1975 on the Beas River in the low foothills of the Himalaya on the northern edge of the Indo-Gangetic plain. The RIS notes that at a time w read more...

  • Location
    Kangra District
    Himachal Pradesh
  • Area
    15662.00 hectares
  • Wetland Type
    Human-made
  • Date of Designation
    Aug 19, 2002
 

Values and Benefits

Cultural and spiritual importance
Cultural and spiritual importance
Erosion prevention / Sediment retention
Erosion prevention / Sediment retention
Fisheries
Fisheries
Freshwater for domestic use and irrigation
Freshwater for domestic use and irrigation
Groundwater recharge
Groundwater recharge
Habitat for several migratory species
Habitat for several migratory species
Moderation of extreme events / flood buffer
Moderation of extreme events / flood buffer
Scientific and educational importance
Scientific and educational importance
Tourism and Recreation
Tourism and Recreation
Water for energy production
Water for energy production

Threats

Extreme events / Climate change
Extreme events / Climate change
Hydrological regime alteration
Hydrological regime alteration
Over grazing
Over grazing
Pollution
Pollution
Siltation
Siltation
Unsustainable harvest of wetland resources
Unsustainable harvest of wetland resources


Ramsar Criteria
Protection Status
Wildlife Sanctuary
Management Authority
Himachal Pradesh Forest Department
SPECIES OF GLOBAL CONSERVATION SIGNIFICANCE
Notable Species
Bar-headed Goose
SPECIES COUNT
Mammals
24
Data Source
RIS and MoEFCC Factsheet
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