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Project Highlights

Chereh Dam, Pahang

Chereh Dam is the largest man-made lake for clean water supply in Malaysia. It is located in the Chereh Forest Reserve. The dam is located about 64km upstream of Kuantan, Pahang. It has an area of 16.2 square km and can accommodate 260 million cubic meters of water. Its area is equal to 1/3 of the area of Putrajaya.


The entire area of the reservoir and dam including the Chereh Forest Reserve is 15,200 hectares. Sungai Chereh is a tributary of Sungai Kuantan in the upper reaches of the river. Besides being able to supply 300 million litres of water per day, the dam also plays a major role in the prevention of floods by delaying the time taken for water to flow downstream.




64KM north of Kuantan, Pahang


Jabatan Bekalan Air Pahang


RM 77 million


2003 - 2008


- Main dam of 45m high embankment fill & 2 saddle dams
- Draw-off tower of 57m tall with a 7 span linking bridge
- 6-meter diameter Diversion Tunnel stretching 280 meter long
- Spillway of 50m wide ogee crest chute, USBR type 2 stilling basin
- Water storage capacity: 260,000,000 cubic metres


Other works include administration and service buildings, roadworks and surface drainages, treatment works using grouting to dam foundation, laying filter material and rip-rap and turfing works.

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