Manjalar River

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The Manjal Aru dam located in the Palani Hills, Tamil Nadu

Manjalar (Tamil:மஞ்சளாறு) originates from Palani hills and runs towards east and joins the Vaigai River near Koottathu. There are nine anicuts and nine tanks in this sub-basin. It receives an annual rainfall of 775 millimetres (30.5 in). The total sub-basin area is 470 square kilometres (180 sq mi). The total ayacut of the sub-basin is 2,155.53 hectares (5,326.4 acres).[1] Across the river at around 10 kilometres (6 mi) from Batlagundu bus stand in Dindigul District, Manjalar Dam has been constructed for irrigation purposes. Manjalar Dam is at the end of Manjalar Road about 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) north from SH-36 at Devadanapatti town beginning along Kamatchi Amman temple road. Manjalar dam can be viewed from the Kodai Ghat road, en route to Kodaikanal, about 19 kilometres (12 mi) from Vattalkundu.

Manjalar Dam in the lap of Palani Hill Ranges of South India, Tamil Nadu

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  1. ^ Vaigai river basin. "River Basins of Tamil Nadu" (PDF). Planning Commission of India. Retrieved 14 May 2012.