Kamleshwar Dam

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Kamleshwar Dam
Reservoir of the Kamleshwar Dam.jpg
Reservoir of the Kamleshwar Dam
Kamleshwar Dam is located in Gujarat
Kamleshwar Dam
Location of Kamleshwar Dam
Official name Hiran-I Dam
Country India
Location Visavadar
Coordinates 21°11′54″N 70°39′44″E / 21.19833°N 70.66222°E / 21.19833; 70.66222Coordinates: 21°11′54″N 70°39′44″E / 21.19833°N 70.66222°E / 21.19833; 70.66222
Status Operational
Opening date 1959
Dam and spillways
Height 25 m (82 ft)
Length 1,304 m (4,278 ft)
Dam volume 447,000 m3 (584,654 cu yd)
Spillway capacity 1,034 m (3,392 ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity 38,580,000 m3 (31,277 acre·ft)
Active capacity 35,020,000 m3 (28,391 acre·ft)
Surface area 8 km2 (3 sq mi)

The Kamleshwar Dam, officially known as the Hiran-I Dam, is a rock-fill embankment dam on the Hiran River in Visavadar, Gujarat, India. The dam is located within the Gir Forest National Park and was completed in 1959 for irrigation purposes.[1] The reservoir created by the dam is known for its bird and crocodile populations.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India: National Register of Large Dams 2009". Central Water Commission. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kamleshwar Dam". Gir Destination. Retrieved 27 September 2011.