ISLAMABAD (Online) Small Dam Organisation (SDO) has failed to construct Dadocha Dam after lapse of one decade as land grabbers and some influential housing societies purchased the land on the proposed site. In the year 2000, the Punjab government asked Small Dam Organization to prepare feasibility of two new small dams in the Rawalpindi district to overcome water shortage in the region. Technical experts and engineers selected two suitable sites for construction of new water reservoirs. One was Chirah at Korang stream and other was Dadocha on River Soan. In 2002 the feasibility report and PC-1 of Dadocha Dam was prepared by Small Dam Organization. According to which, the project would be constructed on Soan River near Dadocha village some 35 km towards east from Rawalpindi. The project would cost Rs335.36 million, which will cover total area of 18,000 Kanals, with catchments area of 335 square KM. The maximum height of the dam would be 37.50 meters. Dadocha Dam would supply 25 MGD (million gallons per day) to the twin cities. Small Dam Organization handed over PC-1 to the Irrigation and Power Department Punjab for the release of funds, but after lapse of eight years the funds could not be allocated. This unreasonable delay gave a chance to some housing societies to purchase the land of the project from the owners at very low price as the dwellers of the adjacent villages thought that their land would be inundated under the dam, so they preferred to sell their property. These housing societies bought total 45000 kanals of land at the project site and sold the same after earning profit of billions of rupees. When Irrigation and Power Department, government of Punjab came to know of the entire saga, they wrote a letter to a housing society in which they inquired about the purchase of land allotted for the project. The housing society gave reply in black and white that they will also build a dam there, from which they will not only take water supply for their society but also give some to Rawalpindi also. But later the land was sold after making residential plots. When in 1965, Rawal Dam was built; its services life was estimated to be 50 years. Almost 45 years have passed and only five years have been left out of estimated life of the reservoir. With the passage of time, storage capacity of Rawal Dam is decreasing by virtue of silting and falling inflows.