Kodiveri Dam

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Kodiveri Dam
கொடிவேரி அணை
Kodiveri Dam
Official name Kodiveri Anaicut
Country India
Location Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates 11°28′23″N 77°17′47″E / 11.47306°N 77.29639°E / 11.47306; 77.29639Coordinates: 11°28′23″N 77°17′47″E / 11.47306°N 77.29639°E / 11.47306; 77.29639
Purpose Irrigation
Status In use
Opening date 17th century
Owner(s) Government of Tamil Nadu
Dam and spillways
Impounds Bhavani River
Creates Kodiveri

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.[1] Creating the dam consisted of carving a 20-foot wall of rock. The stones were then interlocked with iron bars and lead was used as mortar. These features, however, are not visible except in the dry season when the water level in the river drops considerably. Two channels arise from the dam, one is on the northern side of Bhavani River and the other on the southern side viz “Arakkan Kottai Channel” and “Thadapalli Channel” respectively. Lands north of Gobichettipalayam are fertile due to the flow of the Thadapalli channel. Cultivation of sugarcane and paddy are predominant in this area.The lush green fields are also a pleasure to watch.

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  1. ^ "Kodiveri Dam". Retrieved 26 January 2013. 

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