Bargi Dam

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Bargi Dam
Dam's reservoir
LocationBargi, Jabalpur District, Madhya Pradesh
Construction began1975
Opening date1988
Owner(s)Government of Madhya Pradesh
Operator(s)Narmada Valley Development Department (NVDD), Water Resources Department Madhya Pradesh (MPWRD)
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity dam
ImpoundsNarmada River
Height69.80 m (229.0 ft)[1]
Length5,357 m (17,575 ft)
Spillways21 Radial Gates of size 13.71 m (l) * 15.25 m (h)
Spillway typeOgee
Spillway capacity45,296 m3/s (1,599,600 cu ft/s)
CreatesBargi Dam Reservoir
Total capacity3,920,000,000 m3 (3,180,000 acre⋅ft) (138.45 tmc ft)[2]
Active capacity3,180,000,000 m3 (2,580,000 acre⋅ft) (112.32 tmc ft)[3]
Inactive capacity740,000,000 m3 (600,000 acre⋅ft) (26.14 tmc ft)
Catchment area14,556 km2 (5,620 sq mi)
Surface area267.97 km2 (103.46 sq mi)
Maximum length75 km (47 mi)
Maximum width4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Normal elevation422.76 m (1,387.0 ft)
Power Station
TurbinesDam: 2 × 45 MW Francis turbine
Canal: 2 × 7.5 MW Kaplan-type
Installed capacity105 MW

Bargi Dam is one of the first completed dams out of the chain of 30 major dams to be constructed on Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh, India. Two major irrigation projects, named Bargi Diversion Project and Rani Avantibai Lodhi Sagar Project, have been developed by the Bargi Dam administration.[4]


  1. ^ Central Water commission,National Register of large dams, Dams of national importance, 32
  2. ^ ibid
  3. ^ ibid
  4. ^ "NIH Bargi Dam" (PDF). Retrieved 15 September 2021.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Bargi Dam at Wikimedia Commons