Taunsa Barrage is a barrage on the River Indus in Taunsa Tehsil of Dera Ghazi Khan District, Punjab province of Pakistan. It is situated 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Taunsa Sharif and 16 kilometers (9.9 miles) from Kot Addu. This barrage controls water flow in the River Indus for Irrigation and flood control purposes. Taunsa Barrage was designated a Ramsar site on 22 March 1996. This barrage serves 2.351 million acres (951,400 hectacres) of lands besides diverting flows from Indus River to the Chinab River through Taunsa -Panjnad Link Canal (TP Link Canal).