Sathanur Reservoir

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Sathanur Dam
Sathanur Reservoir is located in Tamil Nadu
Sathanur Reservoir
Location of Sathanur Dam
Official name Sathanur Dam
Location Thandarampet taluk, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates 12°11′04″N 78°50′52″E / 12.184334°N 78.847865°E / 12.184334; 78.847865Coordinates: 12°11′04″N 78°50′52″E / 12.184334°N 78.847865°E / 12.184334; 78.847865
Dam and spillways
Impounds Pennaiyar River
Height 119 feet
Reservoir
Creates Sathanur Reservoir
Total capacity 7,321 million cubic feet

The Sathanur Dam is one of the major dams constructed across the Pennaiyar River. Sathanur Dam is constructed across the Thenpennai River in Thandarampet taluk among Chennakesava Hills. The dam can be reached by road 30 km (19 mi) from Thiruvannamalai Town. It was constructed in 1958. There is also a large crocodile farm and a fish grotto. Parks are maintained inside the dam for tourists to visit and the gardens have been used by the film industry.[citation needed]

Technical details[edit]

The reservoir has a capacity of 7,321,000,000 cu ft (207,300,000 m3) with a full level of 119 ft (36 m). An area of 7,185 ha (17,750 acres) of land is benefited by the left bank canal and 100 ha (250 acres) of land is benefited by the right bank canal in Thandrampet and Thiruvannamalai blocks.

A view of the park from the bridge across the dam

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