Bhadbhada Dam

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Bhadbhada dam
Official name Bhadbhada dam
Location Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Coordinates 23°12′30″N 77°22′44″E / 23.20833°N 77.37889°E / 23.20833; 77.37889Coordinates: 23°12′30″N 77°22′44″E / 23.20833°N 77.37889°E / 23.20833; 77.37889
Opening date 1965
Reservoir
Creates Upper Lake (Bhopal)
Total capacity 117.05 million m³

The Bhadbhada dam (Hindi: भदभदा बांध) is a set of 11 sluice gates at the south-east corner of Upper lake in Bhopal. It was constructed in 1965.[1] The gates are used to control the outflow of water from the lake to Kaliasote river,[2] and are usually opened only when the city receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon season. It has a full tank level of 1666.80 feets.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EPCO Bhopal". Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  2. ^ "mpurban.gov.in". Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  3. ^ "Bhopal records highest rainfall in 33 years". The Hindu. Aug 15, 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-31.