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Dams in India

There are many important dams and barrages in India .
11. Tehri Dam
Tehri Dam located on the Bhagirathi River, Uttaranchal Now become Uttarakhand. Tehri Dam is the highest dam in India,With a height of 261 meters and the eighth tallest dam in the world. The high rock and earthfill embankment dam first phase was completed in 2006 and other two phases are under construction. The Dam water reservoir use for irrigation, municipal water supply and the generation of 1,000 MW of hydroelectricity.
Height: 260 meters
Length: 575 meters
Type: Earth and rockfill
Reservoir Capacity: 2,100,000 acre
12. Bhakra Nangal Dam
Bhakra Nangal Dam is a gravity dam across the Sutlej river Himachal Pradesh. Bhakra Nangal is the largest dam in India, with a height of 225 meters and second largest Dam in Asia. Its reservoir, known as the Gobind Sagar Lake it is the second largest reservoir in India, the first being Indira Sagar dam.
Height: 226 meters
Length: 520 meters
Type: Concrete gravity
Reservoir Capacity: 7,501,775 acre
13. Hirakud dam
Hirakud dam built across the Mahanadi River in tribal state Orissa. Hirakud Dam is one of the longest dams in the world about 26 km in length. There are two observation towers on the dam one is Gandhi Minar and another one is Nehru Minar. The Hirakud Reservoir is 55 km long used as multipurpose scheme intended for flood control, irrigation and power generation. It was one of the major multipurpose river valley project after Independence.
Height: 60.96 meters
Length: 25.8 km
Type: Composite Dam
Reservoir Capacity: 4,779,965 acre
14. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is the worlds largest masonry dam with a height of 124 meters, built across Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is certainly the pride of India-considered the largest man-made lake in the world. The 1.6 km long with 26 gates dam was symbol of modern India?s architectural and technological triumphs over nature.
Height: 124 meters
Length:1,450 meters
Type: Masonry Dam
Reservoir Capacity: 9,371,845 acre?ft
River: Krishna River
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Installed capacity: 816 MW.
15. Sardar Sarovar Dam
Sardar Sarovar Dam also known as Narmada Dam is the largest dam to be built, with a height of 163 meters, over the Sacred Narmada River in Gujarat. Drought prone areas of Kutch and Saurashtra will get irrigate by this project. The gravity dam is the largest dam of Narmada Valley Project with power facilities up to 200 MW. The dam is meant to benefit the 4 major states of India Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
Height: 163 meters
Length:1,210 meters
Type: Gravity Dam
Reservoir Capacity: 7,701,775 acre
16. Kandaleru Dam
Kandeleru Dam is an irrigation project built on Kandaleru river in RAPUR MANDAL, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh. This project is part of Telugu Ganga project which supplies drinking water Chennai city from Srisailan reservoir located on Krishna River. Kandaleru reservoir is mainly fed by link canal from the Somasila reservoir.Telugu Ganga project also serves irrigation needs under its canals in Andhra Pradesh.
17. Mylavaram Dam
Mylavaram Dam is a medium irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh, India. This barrage is located across the Penna river in Kadapa district near Mylavaram. With the completion of srisailam right bank canal, Krishna River water would be fed to this reservoir.
18. PABR Dam
Penna Ahobilam Balancing Reservoir (PABR) is an irrigation project located across Penner River in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh state in India. Anantapur city gets its drinking water from the PABR. The reservoir with live storage capacity of 305 million cubic metres is mainly fed by Tungabhdra high level canal originating from the Tungabhdra Dam to the extent of 10 Tmcft water. A 20 MW hydro electric power station is also constructed at the dam site. After the death of eminent irrigation engineer K. Sriramakrishnaiah in the year 2002, the Penna Ahobilam balancing reservoir is renamed in memory of him as
19. Singur Dam
Singur Dam also written as Singoor is an irrigation, hydroelectric and drinking water project located near Sangareddy town of Medak district in Andhra Pradesh, India.It is a major source of drinking water for Hyderabad city. The Dam is built on the river Manjira. The construction was completed in 1998. Singur reservoir has gross storage capacity of 30 Tmcft It is a popular tourist destination. There are about 1000 crocodiles present in the waters. This is being repeated in many websites with no confirmation as to the source of this count. This pipeline scheme is an inter river basin transfer link by feeding Godavari River water to Krishna River basin for Hyderabad city drinking water and subsequent regeneration/sewage flows generated (80%) for irrigation purpose. Nearly 10 tmcft water is supplied to Hyderabad city from this reservoir.
20. Dudhawa Dam
Dudhawa Dam is located in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh in India. The construction of the dam began in 1953 and finished in 1964. It is built across the Mahanadi river in the village of Dudhawa, 21 km from Sihawa and 29 km from Kanker. The height of the dam is 24.53 m and the length 2,906.43 m. The reservoir has a catchment area of 625.27 km2.



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