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The Helmand Basin is part of / comprises: · Asia & Pacific · Gulf States · Middle East ·
Countries sharing the Helmand Basin: · Afghanistan · Iran · Pakistan ·
Facts & Figures edit
Catchment AreaA 353,300 km3
Neighbouring BasinsA Har-Harirud, Indus, Kowl-E-Namaksar
PopulationA 7,800,000
Population DensityA 22 /km2
DischargeA 10 km3/yr
Surface Area m3
Average Depth m
Water Volume m2
Water Stress m3/person/year
Average Precipitation mm/yr
Evaporation mm/yr
Runoff 5400 mm/yr
Land Use
Irrigated Area 20200 km2
Irrigable Area 231000 km2
No. of DamsA 4
Dam Density 0.5 dams/km2
Total Water Withdrawals km3
  For Agricultural Use
  For Domestic Use
  For Industrial Use
Renewable Water Available (m3/yr/pers)
References & Remarks
A Transboundary Freshwater Spatial Database, Oregon University

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Water Basin Profile: Physical and Hydrological Characteristics

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Water Basin Profile: Transboundary Political and Institutional Setting

Water Basin Profile: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for the Future


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