dams in india
. Cheruthoni Dam, the largest concrete gravity dam in Kerala, is located close to Idukki arch dam. It is the third highest dam in India with a 454 feethigh across River Cheruthoni. Idukki is a hill station in India, is much famous for its wildlife treasure keenly followed by other attractions too. These two dams are one of best picnic spot for the tourists, The Idukki and Cheruthoni dams opened to the public in connection with the Onam festival se
Indira Sagar Dam
. Indira sagar dam built on the Narmada river with a height of 92m. is concrete gravity dam, located in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. Indira sagar project was the key project on Narmada river providing excellent storage site of water. Indira Sagar Dam has the biggest reservoir in India. Height: 92 mLength: 653 mType: Concrete Gravity DamRiver: Narmada River Location: Madhya Pradesh.Installed capacity: 1,000 MW.
. Krishnarajasagar Dam: Krishnarajasagar dam built across Kaveri River near Mysore in Karnataka. It is one of the principal and largest dam built on the river Kaveri in Karnatakain, South India. The Kaveri is one of the major river in India and there is a Famous and beautiful Brindavan Gardens attached to the dam, its a part of the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam and is the most beautiful gardens in Mysore and one of best Garden in India.Height: 125 feetLen
. Mettur Dam built across Kaveri River at Salem district in Tamil Nadu with a height of 120 ft. It is one the largest and one of the oldest dam built in India. Mettur Dam has biggest and the most power generating capacity dam in Tamil Nadu. Mettur Dam is very beautiful place of tourist, the river is a wonderful site to explorer the nature.Height: 120 ft.Length: 1700 metersType: Concrete DamRiver: Kaveri RiverLocation: Tamil NaduInstalled capacity:
. The greatest dam of RajasthanBisalpur, located in Tonk District of Rajasthan. The dam is built across the Banas River between two mountains. The largest dam of RajasthanBisalpur with a height of 39m is one of the honor of Rajasthan. Tonk dam attract vast variety of birds local as well as migratory.Height: 130 ft.Length: 1883 ftType: Gravity DamRiver: Banas RiverLocation:RajasthanInstalled capacity: 172 MW.
. Koyna Dam is built across river koyana in Koyna Naga Maharashtra with a height of 103m. It is one of the largest dams in Maharashtra located at western ghats. The lake founded by the Koyna dam is called The Shivaji Lake, the area is surrounded with the natural beauty of Sahyadri Mountains Ranges.Height: 339 ft.Length: 2,648 ftType: RubbleConcrete damRiver: Koyna RiverLocation: MaharashtraInstalled capacity: 1,920 MW.
. Maithon Dam is built on the river of Barakar located at Maithon and is a big dam in tribal state Jharkhand. Maithon Dam is one of the most popular dams in Jharkhand and one of the most successful multipurpose projects in India. This dam specially designed for flood control and generates high electric power. There is an underground power station, the first of its kind in the whole of South East Asia. Maithon Dam is the biggest reservoir in the Dam
. The Rihand dam has been built across Rihand River a tributary of Sone river, near Pipri in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. The concrete gravity dam has its maximum height that is 91m. The reservoir made by Rihand dam is known as Govind Ballabh Pant (GBP) reservoir.Height: 299 ftLength: 3064 ftType: Concrete Gravity damRiver: Rihand RiverLocation: Uttar PradeshInstalled capacity: 300 MW.
. TungaBhadra dam is constructed across river Tungabhadra, a tributary of River Krishna, located approximately five km from Hospet town in Karnataka, which is also the largest dam in Karnataka. It offers a majestic sight, along with a Japanese garden, musical mountain and a beautiful scenery of nature.Height: 49.38 metersLength: 2441 metersType: Earthen Gravity DamRiver: Tungabhadra RiverLocation: KarnatakaInstalled capacity: 72 MW.
. The Bhavani Sagar Dam constructed across Bhavani river, is located 80 Km away from Coimbatore city, Tamil Nadu. This dam looks very beautiful and one of the important tourist place in the district of Erode. The Bhavanisagar dam is 8 km. long and it is the longest masonry dam in the world.Height: 105 ftLength: 1700 metersType: Earthen damRiver: Bhavani River Location: Tamil NaduInstalled capacity: 1,920 MW.
. 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 metersLength
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 metersLength: 520 meters Type: Concrete gravity Reservoir Capacity: 7,501,775 acre
. 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: 6
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?ftRiver: K
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 metersL
. 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.
. 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.
. 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 th
. 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
. 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.
. Gangrel Dam, also known as the R.S. Sagar Dam, is located in Chhattisgarh, India. It is built across the Mahanadi River. It is located in Dhamtari district,about 15 km from dhamtari and about 90 km from Raipur. It is the longest dam in Chhattisgarh. This dam supplies year round irrigation, allowing farmers to harvest two crops per year. The dam also supplies 10 MW of hydroelectric power capacity.
Murrum Silli Dam
. The Murrum Silli Dam, also spelled Madam Silli and Mordem Silli, is an earthfill embankment dam on the Sillari River, a tributary of the Mahanadi River. It is located in Dhamtari District of Chhattisgarh. Built between 1914 and 1923, it is the first dam in Asia to have Siphon Spillways. Madamsilli is about 95 km from Raipur.It is one of the most prominent architectural marvels in Chhattisgarh. Its primary purpose is irrigation.
. Sondur Dam is located in Chhattisgarh in India. It was constructed in 1988 across Sondur River. The catchment area of the Sondur river up to the dam is 518 km2.
. Tandula Dam is located in Chhattisgarh in India. It is located 5 km from Balod in Durg district. The dam project was completed in 1921 in the confluence of Tandula and Sukha Nala rivers. The dam stores water from catchment area of 827.2 km2. The gross storage capacity of the reservoir is 312.25 million cubic metres and the highest flood level is 333.415 m.
. The Salaulim Dam (also spelled Selaulim, Saluli) located on the Salaulim River, a tributary of the Zuari River in Goa, India, is an integral component of the Salaulim Irrigation Project which envisages benefits of irrigation and drinking water supply. The dam is a composite earthcummasonry dam of 42.7 metres (140 ft) height with a water spread area of 24 km2 (9.3 sq mi). It was initially planned to provide irrigation to an ultimate potential of 1
. Dharoi Dam is a gravity dam on the Sabarmati river near Dharoi, Mehsana district of northern Gujarat in India. Constructed in 1978, the dam is meant for irrigation, power generation and flood control.
. The Mitti Dam is a concrete and earthen dam built on the Mitti River in Abdasa Taluka, Kutch District, Gujarat, India. The Mitti River is an intermittent stream and provides a catchment area of 468.78 square kilometres (115,840 acres) for the reservoir. The dam is located near the village of Trambau and was completed in 1983. The dam is 4405 m long,and has 17.40 Mm? of gross storage, 2.68 Mm? of dead storage, and 14.72 Mm? of live storage capa
. The Ukai Dam, constructed across the Tapti River, is the largest reservoir in Gujarat. It is also known as Vallabh Sagar. Constructed in 1972, the dam is meant for irrigation, power generation and flood control. Having a catchment area of about 62,255 km2 and a water spread of about 52,000 hectares, its capacity is almost same as that of the Bhakra Nangal Dam. The site is located 94 km from Surat. The storage capacity of Ukai dam is almost 46% of
Nathpa Jhakri Dam
. The Nathpa Jhakri Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Satluj River in Himachal Pradesh, India. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production and it supplies a 1,500 MW underground power station with water. Before reaching the power station, water is diverted through a 27.4 km (17 mi) headrace tunnel. Construction on the project began in 1993 and it was complete in 2004. The last two of the 250 MW Francis turbinegenerators went
. The Pandoh Dam is an embankment dam on the Beas River in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Under the Beas Project, the dam was completed in 1977 and its primary purpose is hydroelectric power generation. Part of a runoftheriver power scheme, it diverts the waters of the Beas to the southwest through a 38 km (24 mi) long system of tunnels and channels. The water is used for power generation at the Dehar Power House before being discharged
Ranjit Sagar Dam
. The Ranjit Sagar Dam, also known as the Thein Dam, is part of a hydroelectric project constructed by the Government of Punjab on the Ravi River in the state of Punjab. The project is situated near Pathankot city in Pathankot district of the state of Punjab. The project is the largest hydroelectric dam in the state of Punjab. The township where the site is located is called Shah pur Kandi Township. Feasibility studies for the project began in 1953
. Baglihar Dam also known as Baglihar Hydroelectric Power Project, is a runoftheriver power project on the Chenab River in the southern Doda district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. This project was conceived in 1992, approved in 1996 and construction began in 1999. The project is estimated to cost USD $1 billion. The first phase of the Baglihar Dam was completed in 2004. With the second phase completed on 10 October 2008, Prime Minister
Pakal Dul Dam
. The Pakal Dul Dam is a proposed concreteface rockfill dam on the Marusadar River, a tributary of the Chenab River, in Kishtwar district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation. It will divert water to the south through a 10 km (6.2 mi) long headrace tunnel and into power station on the reservoir of the Dul Hasti Dam, on the Chenab. In February 2014, the project was awarded to a co
. Uri Dam is a 480 MW hydroelectric power station on the Jhelum River near Uri in Baramula district of the Jammu and Kashmir region administered by India. It is located very near to the Line of Control, the de facto border between India and Pakistan.The station is largely built under a hill with a 10 km tunnel. It is of the runoftheriver type without a large dam, since the Indus Waters Treaty gives Pakistan the exclusive right to regulate the Jhelu
. Getalsud Dam is an artificial reservoir situated in Ormanjhi, Ranchi, Jharkhand. It was constructed across the Subarnarekha River and was opened in 1971. It is a popular picnic spot for the residents of Ranchi and Ramgarh District. The dam provides a smallscale fishing opportunity to the local people of Rukka. The main purpose of the dam is to fulfill the drinking water requirements of the residents of Ranchi. Apart from that, it is also used for
. Konar dam is the second of the four multipurpose dams included in the first phase of the Damodar Valley Corporation.. It was constructed across the Konar River, a tributary of the Damodar River in Hazaribagh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand and opened in 1955. The place has scenic beauty and has been developed as a recreational spot.
. Tilaiya dam was the first of the four multipurpose dams included in the first phase of the Damodar Valley Corporation. It was constructed across the Barakar River, at Tilaiya in Koderma district in the Indian state of Jharkhand and opened in 1953.
. The Almatti Dam is a dam project on the Krishna River in North Karnataka, India which was completed in July 2005. The target annual electric output of the dam is 560 MU (or GWh). The Almatti Dam is the main reservoir of the Upper Krishna Irrigation Project; the 290 megawatt (MW) power project is located on the right side of the Almatti Dam. The facility uses vertical kaplan turbines: five 55MW generators and one 15MW generator. Water is released
. The Bhadra Dam, which has created the Bhadra Reservoir is located on the Bhadra River a tributary of Tungabhadra River in Chikkamagaluru district in Tarikere Taluk, in the western part of Karnataka in South India. The benefits derived from the reservoir storage are irrigation with gross irrigation potential of 162,818 hectares (402,330 acres), hydro power generation of 39.2 MW (three powerhouses, located on the right and left bank main canals, d
. Kadra Dam is situated in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state in India. The dam is constructed across river Kalinadi. The dam was primarily built as hydroelectric project for supply of water to turbines of electric power generating station. The project was completed by KPCL.
. Kodasalli Dam is built across the Kali River (Kalinadi) in Yellapura taluk of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state, India. This dam was built by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited. This electric power generating station is classified as hydroelectric power station.
Krishna Raja Sagara
. Krishna Raja Sagara, also popularly known as KRS, is the name of both a lake and the dam that creates it. It is located close to the settlement of Krishnarajasagara. The dam is across Kaveri River, in Mandya District near Mysore in Karnataka state, India. There is an ornamental garden attached to the dam, called Brindavan Gardens.
. The Linganamakki dam was constructed by the Karnataka State Government in 1964. Located in the Sagara taluk, the dam has a length of 2.4 km, stretching across the Sharavathi river. It is located about 6 km from Jog Falls. The dam was designed to impound 4368 million cubic meter of water in an area of around 300 km?, submerging 50.62 km? of wetland and 7 km? of dry land, with the remaining being forest land and wasteland. The dams height is 1,819
. Basava Sagar Dam or Narayanpur Dam is a dam constructed across the Krishna River. Located at Narayanapur in Yadgir district, Karnataka, India, the reservoir that it impounds is known as Basava Sagar, and has a total storage capacity of 37.6 tmcft (1.075 km?), with 30.5 tmcft (0.85 km?) live storage. The full reservoir level is 492.25 m MSL and the minimum draw down level is 481.6 m MSL. It was a single purpose project meant only for irrigation, b
. Kodiveri Dam, is located on the Bhavani River near Gobichettipalayam in Western Tamil Nadu. The dam is situated along the State Highway 15 about 10 km (6.2 mi) from Gobichettipalayam towards Sathyamangalam. It was constructed by the Maharaja of Mysore in the 17th century, with a workforce that combined the labor of elephants and his prisoners. Creating the dam consisted of carving a 20foot wall of rock. The stones were then interlocked with iron
. The Dhauliganga Dam is a rock and earthfill embankment dam on the Dhauliganga River near Dharchula in Uttarakhand, India, close to the borders with Tibet and Nepal. It was constructed and is operated by a joint venture of Kajima Construction Corporation, Ltd. and Daewoo Engineering & Construction with Bauer Maschinen. It also generates 280 MW of hydro power.
. The Kishau Dam is a proposed gravity dam on the Tons River which will straddle the border between the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The project site is located about 39 km (24 mi) north of Dakpathar and upstream of the Ichari Dam. The primary purpose of the dam is power generation and downstream water supply. It will support a 660 MW power station and provide water for the irrigation of 97,076 ha (239,880 acres) of crops. Aft
. The Lakhwar Dam is a gravity dam currently under construction on the Yamuna River near the town of Lakhwar in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, India. The primary purpose of the project is hydroelectric power generation and it will support a 300 MW power station when complete. In conjunction with the dam, the Vyasi Dam and 120 MW Hathiari Power Station will be constructed downstream. To also provide for irrigation and water supply, the Katapathar
. The Ramganga Dam, also known as the Kalagarh Dam, is an embankment dam on the Ramganga River 3 km (2 mi) upstream of Kalagarh in Pauri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand, India. It is located within the Jim Corbett National Park.
. The Koteshwar Dam is a gravity dam on the Bhagirathi River, located 22 km (14 mi) downstream of the Tehri Dam in Tehri District, Uttarakhand, India. The dam is part of the Tehri Hydropower Complex and serves to regulate the Tehri Dams tailrace for irrigation and create the lower reservoir of the Tehri Pumped Storage Power Station. In addition, the dam has a 400 MW (4x100 MW) runoftheriver power station. The project was approved in 2000 and its fi
. Mandira dam is located near Kansbahal in Sundergarh district, Odisha, India. It is built across Sankh river, located 16 km upstream from Mandira. The water from the dam is used for Rourkela Steel Plant. Construction of the dam began after 1957. The dam displaced 2400 families and only 843 were resettled.
. The Jalaput Dam is a hydroelectric dam built on the Machkund River, a tributary of the Godavari River in India which rises in the Mudugal hills of Visakhapatnam District and nearby Ondra Gadda it becomes the boundary between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. For over 48 km the river runs nearly north along a meandering course through the Padwa Valley. About 48 km south of Jeypore, it winds westward along the edge of the Plateau and then suddenly tums
. Waghur Dam, is an earthfill dam on Local river near Nandgaon, Jalgaon district in the state of Maharashtra in India. Waghur river from its source near Ajanta flows through the Khandesh region. This major irrigation project taken up by the Water Resources Department of Maharashtra was started in the year 1978. The main purpose of the dam is to supply water to Jalgaon city and also for irrigation purposes. Right bank and left bank canals have been
. Varasgaon is a dam on the Mose river which supplies water to city of Pune, Maharashtra, India. It is situated on Mose river. It is also called Veer Baaji Pasalkar Dam. It is one of the three major dams which provide water to Pune city. It is located around 40 km from Pune city. The Panshet dam is adjacent to Varasgaon dam, and together both have become a popular picnic spots. During the monsoon or just after monsoon the hills around are lush gree
. Ujjani Dam, also known as Bhima Dam or Bhima Irrigation Project, on the Bhima River, a tributary of the Krishna River, is an earthfill cum Masonry gravity dam located near Ujjani village of Madha Taluk in Solapur district of the state of Maharashtra in India. The Bhima River, which originates in Bhimashankar of the Western Ghats, and forms the Bhima Valley with its tributary rivers and streams, has twentytwo dams built on it of which the Ujjani D
. Radhanagari Dam, is a gravity dam on Bhogawati river near Radhanagari in State of Maharashtra in India. This is the first ever built dam in india .Dam construction was initiated by visionary Rajarshi Shahu on 18 February 1907. Dam is being used for irrigation as well as hydroelectricity power generation. Dam is located amidst scenic surrounding in the backdrop of thick forest cover.
. Panshet Dam, also called Tanajisagar Dam, is a dam on the Ambi river about 50 km southwest of the city of Pune in western India. The dam was constructed in late 1950s for irrigation and, along with three other dams nearby, Varasgaon, Temghar and Khadakwasla, it supplies drinking water to Pune. Panshet Dam burst in its first year of storing water on 12 July 1961, when the dam wall burst, because of the total absence of the ubiquitous reinforced ce
. Kolkewadi Dam or Kolkiwadi Dam is a dam located in the Konkan region, Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, India. It is located in Kolkiwadi, three kilometres near the village of Alore, near Chiplun. The dam is part of the Koyna Hydroelectric Project. It contributes in the 3rd stage of power generation of the Koyna Hydroelectric Project. The electricity is generated in the underground power station located at the base of the dam. The total installe
. The Jayakwadi project is one of the largest irrigation projects in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a multipurpose project. The water is used mainly to irrigate agricultural land in the droughtprone Marathwada region of the state. It also provides water for drinking and industrial usage to nearby towns and villages and to the municipalities and industrial areas of Aurangabad and Jalna district. The surrounding area of the dam has a garden a