The Grishk Dam is a dam and power plant on the Helmand River, located near Grishk in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Grishk Dam in Helmand.jpg

A 2003 technical journal noted that the Grishk power plant was commissioned on an irrigation canal in 1945, and had two damaged and obsolete 1.2 megawatt units which would cost US$3 million to repair.[1]

In 2005, a group of twenty Taliban fighters were captured by a joint US-Afghan operation in their attempt to blow up the dam.[2]


  1. ^ International Commission on Large Dams; International Association for Hydraulic Research; International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (2003). International journal on hydropower & dams. Aqua-Media International. p. 99. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Violence in Afghanistan on eve of election -- The Independent". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 2007-06-29.

Coordinates: 31°11′16″N 64°12′13.9″E / 31.18778°N 64.203861°E / 31.18778; 64.203861