Mattupetty Dam

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Mattupetty Dam
Mattupetty Dam.jpg
Location Munnar, Kerala, India
Coordinates 10°6′16″N 77°7′25″E / 10.10444°N 77.12361°E / 10.10444; 77.12361Coordinates: 10°6′16″N 77°7′25″E / 10.10444°N 77.12361°E / 10.10444; 77.12361
Construction began 1949
Opening date 1953
Construction cost Rs. 220 Lakhs
Operator(s) Government of Kerala
Reservoir
Creates Mattupetty
Total capacity 55.4 Million Cubic Meter
Catchment area 105 Square kilometer
Surface area 323.75 Hectare
Power station
Hydraulic head 46.6 meter


Mattupetty Dam reservoir, near Munnar, Kerala.
Mattupetty Dam Munnar Kerala
Mattupetty reservoir

Mattupetty Dam, near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for hydroelectricity.[1] It has been a vital source of power, yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the states. The large amount of perennially available water allows wild animals and birds to flourish. However salinity caused by irrigation and water-logging are of concern to environmentalists.[2]

Munnar is located near the confluence of the mountain streams of Muthirappuzha River, Chanduvarai River and Kundale River. See:map

The reservoir is also known to be one of the visiting grounds of elephants in the region.

Panoramic View of Mattupetty Dam, Munnar, Kerela, India

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  1. ^ "Munnar". 
  2. ^ "Keyword is planning". Retrieved 2007-03-28.