Pashulok Barrage

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Pashulok Barrage
Pashulok Barrage is located in Uttarakhand
Pashulok Barrage
Location of Pashulok Barrage
Country India
Location Rishikesh
Coordinates 30°04′27″N 78°17′18″E / 30.07417°N 78.28833°E / 30.07417; 78.28833Coordinates: 30°04′27″N 78°17′18″E / 30.07417°N 78.28833°E / 30.07417; 78.28833
Status Operational
Dam and spillways
Impounds Ganges River
Length 320 m (1,050 ft)
Spillway capacity 13,200 m3/s (466,154 cu ft/s)
Catchment area 21,400 km2 (8,263 sq mi)
Normal elevation 330 m (1,083 ft)[1]
Power station
Commission date 1980
Hydraulic head 32.5 m (107 ft)
Turbines 4 x 36 MW (48,000 hp) Kaplan-type
Installed capacity 144 MW (193,000 hp)

The Pashulok Barrage is a barrage located on the Ganges River just south of Rishikesh in Dehradun district, Uttarakhand, India.

Chilla Power Plant[edit]

In a run-of-the-river scheme, the main purpose of the barrage is to divert water into a canal on the east bank of the river which feeds water to the Chilla Power Plant downstream at 29°58′34″N 78°13′11″E / 29.97611°N 78.21972°E / 29.97611; 78.21972 (Chilla Power Plant), 4 km (2 mi) upstream of Haridwar. The power station contains four 36 megawatts (48,000 hp) Kaplan turbine-generators for an installed capacity of 144 megawatts (193,000 hp). The change in elevation between the plant's intake and tailrace affords is a hydraulic head of 32.5 m (107 ft). The design discharge of the plant is 560 m3/s (19,776 cu ft/s).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jain, Sharad K.; Agarwal, Pushpendra K.; Singh, Vijay P. (2007). Hydrology and water resources of India. Dordrecht: Springer. p. 384. ISBN 1-4020-5179-4. 
  2. ^ "Chilla Power Plant (4x36=144MW)". Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited. Retrieved 11 July 2011.