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.