Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 142

Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 1
Indus river originate from:
(a) Azad Kashmir
(b) Western Tibet- ️
(c) Kashgar
(d) Upper Sindh

The length of Indus river is:
(a) 2736 km-
(c) 2990 km
(b) 2803 km
(d) 3050 km

The maximum discharge of water in Indus River under normal climatic conditions is around:
(a) 63 MAP
(b) 73 MAP
(c) 83MAF
(d) 93MAF-

Chenab river originate from the mountainous range of:
(a) Suleman
(b) Karakoram
(c) Himalayas-✔
 (d) Hindu Kush

The length of Chenab river is:
(a) 974 km-✔️
 (b) 1230 km
(c) 1350 km
(d) 1403 km

The maximum discharge of water in Chenab river under normal climatic conditions is around:
(a) 18MAF
(b) 22MAF
(c) 26MAF-✔️
 (d) 30MAF

Which of the following rivers rises from a deep spring at Vernag, in the Indian held section of Jammu and Kashmir state:
(a) Ravi
(b) Jhelum-✔️
 (c) Kabul
(d) Sutlej

Jhelum river join Chenab river near:
(a) Trimmu-✔️
 (b) Marala
(c) Punjnad
(d) None of the Above

The maximum discharge of water in Jhelum river under normal climatic conditions is around:
(a) 17MAF
(b) 19MAF
(c) 22MAF
(d) 23MAF-✔️

Ravi river originate in the Indian state of:
(a) Orissa
(b) Hamachel Pardesh-✔️
 (c) Andra Pardesh
(d) Utter Pardesh

Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 2
River Kabul joins the Indus river at:
(a) Mohmand Agency
(b) Attock-✔️
 (c) Peshawar
(d) Gilgit

River Kabul originate from north eastern Afghanistan, its length is:
(a) 480 km
(b) 550 km
(c) 580 km-✔️
 (d) 705 km

The total storage capacity of different water reservoirs in Pakistan is around:
(a) 17.1 MAF-✔️
 (b) 22.2 MAF
(c) 34.5 MAF
(d) 39.1 MAF

Tarbela Dam was constructed in 1976 on:
(a) Indus river-✔️
(b) Jhelum river
(c) Chenab river
(d) Kabul river

The total storage capacity of Tarbela Dam under normal climatic conditions is:
(a) 7.5 MAF
(b) 8.3 MAF
(c) 9.7 MAF
(d) 11.6 MAF-

The main purpose for constructing of Tarbela Dam was:
(a) Irrigation
(b) Hydropower generating
(c) Both the above-
 (d) None of the above

The world's twelfth largest earthfill dam is:
(a) Salal Dam (Jammu & Kashmir)
(b) Aswan Dam (Egypt)
(c) Mangla Dam (Pakistan)-
 (d) None of the above

Mangla Dam was constructed on river Jhelum in:
(a) 1960
(b) 1962
(c) 1966-
 (d) 1969

The gross water storage capacity of Mangla Dam is:
(a) 5.88 MAF-
 (b) 4.77 MAF
(c) 3.55 MAF
(d) 2.66 MAF

Hydropower generating capacity of Mangla Dam is:
(a) 200 MW
(b) 500 MW
(c) 700 MW
(d) 1000 MW-

Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 3

Chashma Barrage was built in 1971 on river:
(a) Jhelum
(b) Beas
(c) Indus-
 (d) Sutlej

The main purpose of Chashma Barrage is:
(a) Hydro power generating
(b) Irrigation of land-
 (c) Controlling water logging and salinity problem
(d) Providing water to the Tarbela Lake

The live water storage capacity of this Barrage is:
(a) 0.61 MAF-
 (b) 1.7 MAF
(c) 2.2 MAF
(d) 2.9 MAF

Warsak Dam was built in 1960 on river:
(a) Indus
(b) Jhelum
(c) Dasht
(d) Kabul-

The storage of water capacity of Warsak Dam is around:
(a) 0.04 MAF-
(b) 0.06 MAF
(c) 1.2 MAF
(d) 0.09 MAF

The power generating capacity of Warsak Dam is:
(a) 170 MW
(b) 280 MW
(c) 240 MW-
(d) 200 MW

Baran Dam in Pakistan was built in 1962 on river:
(a) Hingol
(b) Kurram-
(c) Kabul
(d) Zoab

The hydropower generating capacity of Baran Dam (NWFP) is:
(a) 2 MW
(c) 4 MW
(b) 3 MW-
(d) 5 MW

The water storage capacity of Baran Dam is;
(a) 0.03 MAF-
(b) 0.09 MAF
(c) 0.07 MAF
(d) 0.05 MAF

Hub Dam on River Hub was constructed in:
(a) 1968
(b) 1975
(c) 1983-
(d) 1988

Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 4
31. What is the purpose of Hub Dam:
(a) To irrigate agricultural land in Lasbella (Balochistan)
(b) To irrigate agricultural land in Karachi district
(c) To provide drinking water supply for Karachi
(d) All the above-

The water storage capacity of Hub Dam is:
(a) 0.11 MAF-
(b) 0.9 MAF
(c) 0.7 MAF
(d) 0.02 MAF

Khanpur Dam was built in 1984 on River:
(a) Hunza
(b) Soan
(c) Haro-
(d) Hingol

The purpose of constructing Khanpur Dam on river Haro was:
(a) To irrigate agricultural land in Attock district.
(b) To irrigate agricultural land in Rawalpindi and Abbottabad district.
(c) To meet the water requirements of Pakistan Ordnance Factory, Wah.
(d) All the above-

The water storage capacity of Khanpur Dam is around:
(a) 0.09 MAF-
(b) 0.55 MAF
(c) 0.11 MAF
(d) 0.66 KAF

Tanda Dam built in 1965 on river:
(a) Dasht
(b) Kohat- Toi-✔
(c) Soan
(d) Kurram

Rawal Dam was built in 1962 on river:
(a) Kurang-
(b) Gomal
(c) Soan
(d) Jhelum

The purpose of Rawal Dam is:
(a) To provide potable water to Rawalpindi
(b) To provide potable water to Islamabad
(c) To irrigate small area around Islamabad
(d) All the above-

Simly Dam was constructed in 1972 near the city of:
(a) Karachi
(b) Islamabad-
(c) Quetta
(d) Kohat

Simly Dam was built on river:
(a) Kurang
(b) Gomal
(c) Soan-
(d) Jhelum

Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 5
The water storage capacity of Simly Dam is:
(a) 0.02 MAF-
(b) 0.05 MAF
(c) 0.07 MAF
(d) 0.09 MAF

Bund Khusdil Dam was built in 1900 on River:
(a) Hingol
(b) Dasht
(c) Pishin-
(d) Zoab

Under Wapda "Vision 2025" programme, Bhasha Dam would be constructed on river:
(a) Indus-
️ (b) Ravi
(c) Jhelum
(d) Chenab

The gross storage capacity of Bhasha Dam reservoir would be around:
(a) 7.3 MAF-
(b) 8.9 MAF
(c) 11.7 MAF
(d) 12.2 MAF

The Hydropower generating capacity of Bhasha Dam would be:
(a) 3000 MW
(b) 3360 MW-
(c) 3550 MW
(d) 3700 MW

In which part of the country, the proposed Bhasha Dam would be built in:
(a) Punjab
(b) NWFP
(c) Sindh
(d) Northern Areas-

The proposed Kalabagh Dam would be constructed on river:
(a) Jhelum
(b) Gomal
(c) Indus-
(d) Kurram

The water storage capacity of Kalabagh Dam would he:
(a) 6.1 MAF-
(b) 6.9 MAF
(c) 7.2 MAF
(d) 8.5 MAF

The Hydropower generating capacity of Kalabagh Dam would be:
(a) 3400 MW
(b) 3500 MW
(c) 3600 MW-
(d) 3700 MW

Thai Canal would be located along the western bank of river:
(a) Indus
(b) Jhelum-
(c) Chenab
(d) Sutlej

Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 6
Thai reservoir would have a gross storage capacity of:
(a) 2.3 MAF-

(b) 2.9 MAF
(c) 3.2 MAF
(d) 3.9 MAF

Mirani Dam is under construction near
(a) Turbat-
(b) Zoab
(c) Lasbella
(d) Quetta

Mirani Dam would be constructed on river:
(a) Pishin
(b) Hingol
(c) Dasht-
(d) None of the above

The storage capacity of Mirani Dam would be around:
(a) 0.30 MAF-
(b) 0.60 MAF
(c) 0.70 MAF
(d) 0.90 MAF

Gomal Zam Dam is under construction in the tribal agency of:
(a) North Waziristan
(b) South Waziristan-
(c) Khyber
(d) Kurram

Gomal Zam Dam is being constructed on river:
(a) Indus
(b) Jhelum
(c) Gomal-
(d) Soan

The Hydropower generating capacity of Gomal Zam Dam would be around:
(a) 15.2 MW
(c) 18.7 MW
(b) 17.4 MW-
️ (d) 19.2 MW

The water discharged in to the Arabian sea without being utilized in Pakistan is around:
(a) 39MAF-
(b) 41 MAF
(c) 48 MAF
(d) 50 MAF

Sulaimanki, Islam, Punjnad Headworks are constructed on river:
(a) Beas
(b) Sutlej-
(c) Jhelum
(d) Ravi

Balloki and Sidhni Headworks are built on river:
(a) Ravi-
(b) Indus
(c) Chenab
(d) None of the above

Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 7
Lower Bari Doab Canal irrigate the agricultural land of:
(a) Sahiwal and Multan Distt.-
(b) Sialkot and Gujranwala Distt.
(c) Sargodha and Khushab
(d) All the above.

Marala and Khanki Headworks are constructed on river:
(a) Indus
(b) Chenab-
(c) Jhelum
(d) Beas

Upper Chenab canal irrigate the agricultural land of:
(a) Multan and Vihari Distt.
(b) Sialkot and Gujranwala Distt.
(c) Muzaffargarh and Jhang Distt.-
(d) None of the above

Lower Chenab Canal irrigate the agricultural land of:
(a) Sheikhupura and Faisalabad Distt.-
(b) Jhang and Multan Distt.
(c) Depalpur and Okara Distt.
(d) Bahawalpur and Rahimyar Khan Distt.

Rasool Headworks is constructed on river:
(a) Ravi
(b) Chenab
(c) Jhelum-
(d) Indus

Upper Jhelum Canal irrigate the agricultural land of:
(a) Gujrat and Jhelum Distt.-
(b) Bhakkar and Leiah Distt.
(c) Sargodha and Khushab Distt.
(d) None of the above

The number of Barrage constructed on river Indus are:
(a) Four
(b) Five
(c) Six-
(d) Seven

Upper Thai Canal and South Thai Canal is extracted from:
(a) Jinnah Barrage-
(b) ManglaDam
(c) Chashma Barrage
(d) Tarbela Dam

Chashma Right Bank Canal on Indus provide water for:
(a) Chenab river
(b) Jhelum river-
(c) Ravi river
(d) Sutlej river

Canals from Taunsa Barrage on Indus river mostly irrigate:
(a) Muzaffargarh Distt.-
(b) Sanghar Distt.
(c) Mirpur Distt.
(d) Khushab Distt.

Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 8
Desert Pat feeder Canals are extracted from:
(a) Taunsa Barrage
(b) Chashma Barrage
(c) Guddu Barrage-
(d) Sukkur Barrage

The oldest Barrage of Pakistan is:
(a) Kotri Barrage
(b) Taunsa Barrage
(c) Guddu Barrage
(d) Sukkur Barrage-

All disputes relating to the allocation of water resources in between provincial governments or federally administered areas, under 1973 Constitution of Pakistan shall be raised in:
(a) National Economic Council
(b) Council of the Common Interests-
(c) Inter Provincial Coordination Committee
(d) National Finance Commission

The first water accord between the provincial governments relating to the water distribution from Indus River was signed in:
(a) 1980
(c) 1991-
(b) 1988
(d) 1993

The second water accord relating to the distribution of water (from Rivers) between the provinces was signed in:
(a) 1994-
(b) 1995
(c) 1996
(d) 1997

According to 1991 water accord, the share of Punjab from Indus River water was only:
(a) 37% -
(b) 47%
(c) 50%
(d) 57%

Under Indus River Treaty 1960, which of the three rivers were given to Pakistan:
(a) Ravi, Jhelum, Chenab
(b) Chenab, Jhelum, Sindh-
(c) Ravi, Sutlej, Beas
(d) None of the Above

Under Indus Basin Treaty 1960 which of the three rivers were given to India:
(a) Ravi, Sutlej, Beas-
(b) Chenab, Jhelum, Kabul
(c) Indus, Chenab, Ravi
(d) None of the Above

By giving three eastern river to India, Pakistan agreed to forego its rights of water which is around:
(a) 20MAF
(b) 26MAF-
(c) 28MAF
(d) 30MAF

The major sources of rainfall in Pakistan are:
(a) The Monsoons
(b) The Western Disturbances
(c) Both of the above-
(d) None of the above

Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 9
The Jhelum rises in
(a) Tibet
(b) Jammu
(c) Kashmir -
(d) Ladakh

From which Indian state The Chenab originates?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Uttranchal Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Himachal Pradesh-

Before independence in Pakistan there were only
(a) One dam
(b) Two dams
(c) Three dams-
(d) Four dams

In 1913, the Namal dam was constructed in
(a) Lahore district
(b) Gujrat district
(c) Mianwali district-
(d) Faislahad district

Khushdil Khan dam was constructed in 1890 in
(a) Punjab
(b) Sindh
(c) NWFP
(d) Balochistan-

Which dam was built in 1945?
(a) Warsak dam
(b) Spin Karaiz dam-
(c) Mangladam
(d) Ghazi Barotha dam

A rim station is a control structure on the river. For the Chenab, the rim station is
(a) Balloki Barrage
(b) Sulemanki Barrage
(c) Marala Barrage-
(d) Kalabagh Barrage

In 1871, the weir across Ravi River was built at the head of Bari Doab canal in
(a) Punjab-
 (b) Sindh
(c) NWFP
(d) Balochistan

On Jhelum river, the Rasul headworks was built in
(a) 1881
(b) 1891
(c) 1901-
 (d) 1911

Guddu Barrage was constructed in 1962 on
(a) River Ravi
(b) Ravi Jhelum
(c) River Chenab
(d) River Indus-


Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 10
When Jinnah Barrage was constructed on River Indus?
(a) 1945
(b) 1946-✔️
(c) 1947
(d) 1948

Kotri Barrage was built in 1955 on
(a) The Ravi
(b) The Sutlej
(c) The Indus-✔️
(d) The Chenab

Sukkur Barrage, one of the largest barrages in the world was constructed on the Indus in
(a) 1922
(b) 1932-✔️
(c) 1942
(d) 1952

Taunsa Barrage was built in 1959 on
(a) River Kabul-✔️
(b) River Jhelum
(c) River Indus
(d) River Chenab

Pakistan takes pride in its achievements in the construction of several barrages and canals. What is the length of canals in Pakistan?
(a) 36,073 km
(b) 46,073 km
(c) 56,073 km-✔️
(d) 66,073 km

How many barrages are in Pakistan?
(a) 13
(b) 14
(c) 15
(d) 16-✔️

What is the number of headworks in Pakistan?
(a) 1
(b) 2-✔️
(c) 3
(d) 4

98.The major water reservations in our Indus Basin Irrigation system are:
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3-✔️
(d) 4

99. How many canal systems are in Indus Basin Irrigation System?
(a) 12
(b) 24
(c) 44-✔️
(d) 88

100. What is the number of tubewells in Pakistan?(approx)
(a) more than 2,50,000
(b) more than 3,50,000
(c) more than 4,50,000
(d) more than 5,50,000-✔️


Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 11
The National Drainage Programme (NDP) was launched in
(a) 1997
(b) 1998-✔️
(c) 1999
(d) 2000

102. The number of lives lost in 1950 flood was:
(a) 2910-✔️
(b) 679
(c) 1008
(d) 519

How many people died in 1992 flood?
(a) 2910
(b) 1901
(c) 1008-✔️ 
(d) 679

Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) was created in:
(a) 1949
(b) 1959-✔️
(c) 1969
(d) 1979

When was the Federal Flood Commission set up?
(a) January 1957
(b) January 1967
(c) January 1977-✔️ 
(d) January 1987

Which of the following barrages are on River Indus?
(a) Jinnah Barrage
(b) Kotri Barrage
(c) Guddu Barrage
(d) All of the above-✔️

Which western tributary; joins the Indus near Attock?
(a) The Chenab
(b) The Kabul-✔️
(c) The Swat
(d) The Kunar

Which of the following rivers drain into the Indus?
(a) The Soan
(b) The Harrow
(c) The Panjkora
(d) All of the above-✔️

The Chenab enters Pakistan through Diawara Village in:
(a) Sialkot-✔️
(b) Gujranwala
(c) Gujrat
(d) Lala Musa

Which of the following are major tributaries of the Chenab?
(a) Jammu Tawi
(b) Palkhu Nullah
(c) Aik Nullah
(d) All of the above-✔️

Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 12
Islam Barrage is on:
(a) River Ravi
(b) River Jhelum
(c) River Sutlej-✔️
(d) River Chenab

Which of the following is the smallest of the five main eastern tributaries of the Indus?
(a) The Ravi-✔️
(b) The Sutlej
(c) The Jhelum
(d) The Chenab

Rasul Barrage is on:
(a) River Chenab
(b) River Jhelum-✔️
(c) River Indus
(d) River Ravi

After passing through Gurdaspur district, the Ravi enters Sialkot’s tehsil:
(a) Shakargarh-✔️
(b) Daska
(c) Pasrur
(d) None of the above

Pollution in the Ravi is the highest compared to all the rivers in Pakistan. What percentage of total pollution (muncipal and industrial) is only discharged into the Ravi?
(a) 37%
(b) 47%-✔️
(c) 57%
(d) 67%

Which of the following rivers flows through Dal Lake and Wullar Lake?
(a) The Chenab
(b) The Sutlej
(c) TheJhelum-✔️
(d) The Ravi

Near Muzaffarabad, the Jhelum is joined hy its largest tributary:
(a) The Kunhar
(b) The Ujh
(c) The Soan
(d) The Neelum-✔️

The retention level of Kalabagh dam was 925 feet, which has been reduced by:
(a) 5 feet
(b) 10 feet-✔️
(c) 15 feet
(d) 25 feet

The Kalabagh reservoir at a 915 feet elevation would pose no flood risk to Nowshera which is located at an elevation of:
(a) 923 feet
(b) 928 feet
(c) 933 feet
(d) 938 feet-✔️

The Pakistani government first undertook engineering investigations for Kalabagh dam during
(a) 1953-1954-✔️
(b) 1963-1964
(c) 1973-1974
(d) 1983-1984

Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 13
The preliminary feasibility study of Kalabagh dam was completed in:
(a) 1954
(b) 1955
(c) 1956-✔️
(d) 1957

Which is the twelfth largest (earth fill) dam in the world?
(a) Tarbela dam
(b) Mangla dam-✔️
(c) Basha dam
(d) Kalabagh dam

The installed hydropower capacity of Basha dam is 3360
Mega Watts from units.
(a) 9
(b) 10
(c) 11
(d) 12-✔️

Which is the largest earth and rockfill dam of the world?
(a) Mangla dam
(b) Kalabagh dam
(c) Tarbela dam-✔️
(d) Warsak dam

Tarbela dam was started in 1968 and completed in
(a) 1976
(b) 1977-✔️
(c) 1978
(d) 1979

The hydropower capacity of Tarbela dam is
(a) 3478 MW-✔️ 
(b) 3578 MW
(c) 3678 MW
(d) 3778 MW

Indus Water Treaty was signed in Karachi on
(a) 19 September 1960-✔️
(b) 19 September 1961
(c) 19 September 1962
(d) 19 September 1963

Indus water dispute arose on when India stopped the irrigation supplies coming to Pakistan.
(a) April 1,1947
(b) April 1,1948-✔️
(c) April 1, 1949
(d) April 1, 1950

Since Mangla dam’s first impounding in 1967, its gross storage capacity has reduced to 4.75 AF from the actual design of 5.88 MAF due to
(a) Poor irrigation management
(b) Waterlogging
(c) Soil salinity
(d) Sedimentation-✔️

The Indus and its five main tributaries all combine into one river near:
(a) Sialkot
(b) Gawadar
(c) Mithan Kot-✔️
(d) Shikarpur

Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 14
Which is the first multipurpose dam built by Pakistan after independence?
(a) Tarbela dam
(b) Mangla dam
(c) Warsak dam-✔️
(d) Khushdil Khan dam

132. To solve Indus Water dispute, negotiations under the offices of the world Bank commenced in:
(a) May 1949
(b) May 1950
(c) May 1951
(d) May 1952-✔️

The Sutlej Valley Tripartite Agreement was signed by the Punjab, Bhawalpur and Bikanir states in:
(a) 1910
(b) 1915
(c) 1920 -✔️
(d) 1925

The Sutlej Valley Project committee was setup in
(a) 1922
(b) 1932-✔️
(c) 1942
(d) 1952

The 1991 Water Accord also called ‘Water Apportionment Accord” was signed by:
(a) Governors of the four provinces
(b) Chief Ministers of the four province-✔️
(c) Chief Secretaries of the four provinces
(d) None of the above

The Water Accord 1991 was signed on March 16 in
(a) Lahore
(b) Islamabad
(c) Karachi-✔️
(d) Peshawar

Under the chairmanship of Akhtar Hussain, the Water Allocation and Rates Committee was constituted in
(a) 1965
(b) 1967
(c) 1968-✔️
(d) 1969

For the water apportionment of the Indus and its tributaries, a committee was constituted in October 1970 under the chairmanship:
(a) Justice Fazle Akbar-✔️
(b) Justice Hamud-ur-Rehman
(c) Justice Muhammad Munir
(d) Justice Irshad Hassan Khan

Which of the following is the smallest barrage?
(a) Sukkur Barrage
(b) Chasma Barrage
(c) Taunsa Barrage-✔️
(d) Kotri Barrage

The current estimated irrigation efficiency in Pakistan is just
(a) 25.5%
(b) 35.5%-✔️
(c) 45.5%
(d) 55.5%

Water Resources of Pakistan MCQs 15
Pakistan asked the world Bank to appoint a neutral expert to resolve the dispute arising out of the construction of
(a) BagliharDam-✔️
(b) AssanDam
(c) Wullar dam
(d) None of the above

Baglihar dam is being built on
(a) The Ravi
(b) The Sutlej
(c) The Beas
(d) The Chenab-✔️

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