Rawal lake

Rawal Lake in Pakistan is an artificial reservoir that provides the water needs for the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Korang River along with some other small streams coming from Margalla Hills have been set to form this artificial lake which covers an area of 8.8 km². Korang River is the outlet stream of Rawal Dam. Rawal Lake is located within an isolated section of the Margalla Hills National Park.

The reservoir is of considerable importance for wintering waterfowl, especially Anas platyrhynchos.

Resident mammals include the common fox, Pangolin, Porcupine, Jungle cat, Jackal, Wild boar and yellow-throated marten.

Reptiles include indian cobra and Russell’s viper.

It is a good place for birds watching, as the majority of Birds of Islamabad are found here.

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