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Dams in India
Geography, India Geography

Dams in India 

1. Cheruthoni Dam

Height of Cheruthoni Dam: 453 feet
Length of Cheruthoni Dam: 651 meter
Type: Concrete Gravity Dam
Location: Kerala
Capacity: 32 MW

2. Koyna Dam

  • Height of Koyna Dam: 399 feet
  • Length of Koyna Dam: 807 meter
  • Type: Rubble-Concrete dam
  • Location: Maharashtra
  • Capacity: 1,960 MW

3. Indira Sagar Dam

Height of Indira Sagar Dam: 302 feet
Length of Indira Sagar Dam: 653 meter
Type: Concrete Gravity Dam
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Capacity: 1000 MW

4. Tehri Dam

  • Height of tehri dam: 261 meters
  • Length of tehri dam: 575 meters
  • Type: Rock fill
  • Location: across Bhagirathi river in Uttarakhand
  • Uses: irrigations, water supply and hydroelectric generation

5. Mettur Dam

  • Height of Mettur Dam: 214 feet
  • Length of Mettur Dam: 1700 meters
  • Type: Concrete Dam
  • Location: Tamil Nadu

6. Bhakra Nangal Dam

  • Height of Bhakra Dam: 226 meters 
  • Length of Bhakra Dam: 520 meters
  • Type: concrete gravity
  • Location: across Sutlej river in Himachal Pradesh
  • Uses: irrigations, water supply and hydroelectric generation

7. Rihand Dam, Uttar Pradesh

Height of Rihand Dam: 299 ft
Length of Rihand Dam: 934 meter
Type: Concrete Gravity dam
Location: Uttar Pradesh
Capacity: 300 MW

8. Idukki Dam:

  • Height of Idukki Dam: 226 meters  
  • Length of Idukki Dam: 520 meters 
  • Type: concrete gravity
  • Location: across Sutlej river in Himachal Pradesh
  • Uses: irrigations, water supply and hydroelectric generation

9. Sardar Sarovar Dam

  • Height of Sardar Sarovar Dam: 163 meters 
  • Length of Sardar Sarovar Dam: 1210 meters 
  • Type: gravity dam
  • Location: across Narmada river in Gujarat
  • Uses: water supply power generation

10. TungaBhadra Dam

  • Height of TungaBhadra Dam: 162 feet
  • Length of TungaBhadra Dam: 2449 meters
  • Type: Earthen Gravity Dam
  • Location: Karnataka
  • Capacity: 72 MW

11. Krishnarajasagar Dam, Karnataka

Height of Krishnarajasagar Dam: 131 feet
Length of Krishnarajasagar Dam: 2620 meter
Type: Masonry Dam
Location: Karnataka

12. Bisalpur Dam, Rajasthan

Height of Bisalpur Dam: 130 feet
Length of Bisalpur Dam: 574 meter
Type: Gravity Dam
Location: Rajasthan
Capacity: 172 MW

13. Bhavanisagar Dam, Tamil Nadu

Height of Bhavanisagar Dam: 130 feet
Length of Bhavanisagar Dam: 1700 meters
Type: Earthen dam
Location: Tamil Nadu
Capacity: 1,920 MW

14. Maithon Dam, Jharkhand

Height of Koyna Dam: 165 feet
Length of Koyna Dam: 4789 meter
Type: Concrete cum Earthen dam
Location: Jharkhand
Capacity: 60 MW

15. Hirakud Dam

  • Height of Hirakud Dam: 61 meters 
  • Length of S Hirakud Dam: 26 km    
  • Type: gravity dam
  • Location: built across Mahanadi river in Odisha
  • Uses: irrigation, flood control, water supply and hydro power generation 

16. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

  • Height of Nagarjuna Sagar Dam: 124 meters 
  • Length of Nagarjuna Sagar Dam: 1.6 km   
  • Type:
  • Location: built across Krishna river in Telangana

Uses: irrigation, flood control, water supply and hydro power generation

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