Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks of India
Pong Dam Sanctuary
ThePong Dam, also known as theBeas Dam, is an earth fillembankment damon theBeas Riverjust upstream ofTalwarain the state ofHimachal Pradesh, India. The purpose of the dam is water storage for irrigation andhydroelectricpower generation.As the second phase of the Beas Project, construction on the dam began in 1961 and was completed in 1974. At the time of its completion, the Pong Dam was the tallest of its type in India.The lake created by the dam,Maharana Pratap Sagar, became a renowned bird sanctuary.