Sholayar Dam

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Sholayar Dam
Upper Sholayar Dam.jpg
Catchment are of Sholyar Dam
Official name Sholayar Dam
Location Chalakudy, Thrissur, Kerala
Opening date 1965
Operator(s) Kerala State Electricity Board
Dam and spillways
Impounds Chalakkudi River
Height 66 metres
Length 430.60 metres
Creates Chalakkudi River
Capacity: 150.20 million cubic metres tmc ft.

Sholayar Dam is a concrete dam built across the Chalakkudi River in Thrissur district, Kerala state of India. The dam consists of main Sholayar Dam, Sholayar Flanking and Sholayar Saddle Dam. It also contains Sholayar Hydro Electric Power Project of Kerala State Electricity Board who owns the dam. The dam has two reservoirs. One is called Upper Sholayar Dam which can be accessed by tourist and other is deep in the forests, called as the Lower Sholayar Dam. Sholayar is 65 km from Chalakudy town.[1]


Sholayar Dam is built in ss, Sholayar Flanking in 1964 and Sholayar Saddle Dam in 1965. The reservoir has an area of 8.705 square km and the length of the dam is 430.60 metres. The Sholayar Dam has a height of 66 metres and 430 metres width, Sholayar Flanking has a height of 28 metres and 19 metres width and Sholayar Saddle has a height of 259 metres and 109 metres width.


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