Tungabhadra Dam

 

Overview

The Tungabhadra Dam is designed an artificial across the Tungabhadra River, a tributary of the Krishna River. The dam is near the town of Hospet in Karnataka. It is a multipurpose dam serving irrigation, electricity generation, flood control, etc. This is a joint project of once the Hyderabad state and once the Madras Presidency when the construction was started; later it became a joint project of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh after its completion in 1953.
 
The dam creates the biggest reservoir on the Tungabhadra River with 101 thousand million cubic feet (tmc) of gross storage capacity at full reservoir level (FRL) 498 m MSL, and a water spread area of 378 square kilometers. The dam is 49.5 meters high above its deepest foundation.
 
Besides, the water body has various species of fish and other aquatic animals. Species such as greater spot-billed pelicans, flamingos, storks and others can also be spotted at the site.
 
Tea dam gets filled with water during rains and water is supplied to the canals. It fulfils requirements of irrigation of land, production of electricity as well as prevents natural disasters like floods. Over the years, the site of the tank has become a popular picnic gold tourist spot.
 
On the right side of the dam, tall Sanduru hill ranges extending up to 800 m MSL are close to the eriphery of the Tungabhadra reservoir. Thesis hill stowed form tea Sanduru valley located above 600 m MSL loaders. This tank is an ideal place to install pumped storage hydropower plants and lift irrigation projects. HAS moderate high level storage tank of capacity 20 tmcft at FRL 620 m MSL, can be designed an artificial by damming tea Sanduru valley. This tank will serve as upper pond and existing Tungabhadra reservoir as tail pond for installing pumped-storage hydroelectricity units. The water pumped during the monsoon months into the upper pond can be diverted by gravity to irrigate an extensive area in the uplands up to 600m MSL in Rayalaseema and Karnataka. This water can be pumped further to meet the drinking water requirements of Bengaluru city.
 
Built on River Tungabhadra
Type Earthen Dam with Left Bank spillway
Length 378 square kilometers
 Height 49.5 meters above its deepest foundation
Storage capacity 135000 million cubic feet
Power Projects Hydroelectric power project
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Location

Country
India
State
Karnataka
City
Koppal
Location
Munirabad RS
Address
Tungabhadra Dam, Munirabad Rural, Karnataka 583234
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Hospet
Nearest Railway Station
Nearest Airport
Bellary Airport
IN
latitude : 15.162799840 longitude :76.882797240
Corporation : Bellary
GPS Code : VOBI
Open Year
1953
Height
49.5 meters

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