Bhatghar Dam

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Bhatghar Dam
Bhatghar Dam is located in Maharashtra
Bhatghar Dam
Location of Bhatghar Dam in Maharashtra
Official nameBhatghar Dam
LocationBhor
Coordinates18°10′38″N 73°50′23″E / 18.1771646°N 73.8398593°E / 18.1771646; 73.8398593Coordinates: 18°10′38″N 73°50′23″E / 18.1771646°N 73.8398593°E / 18.1771646; 73.8398593
Opening date1927
Construction cost172 lakh
Owner(s)Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of damSolid masonry gravity dam
ImpoundsNira river
Height57.92 m (190.0 ft)
Dam volume650 Mm3 (2.3×1022 cu ft)
Spillway typeAutomatic
Spillway capacity1600cumecs
Reservoir
Total capacity666 Mm3 (2.35×1022 cu ft)
Surface area31.9 km2 (12.3 sq mi)
Power Station
Installed capacity16MW

Bhatghar Dam, is a gravity dam on Yelwanti river near Bhor, Pune district in State of Maharashtra in India. One of the oldest dams in Maharashtra constructed by British

Specifications[edit]

The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 57.92 m (190.0 ft) while the length is 1,625 m (5,331 ft). The volume content is 650×10^6 m3 (23×10^9 cu ft) and gross storage capacity is 666×10^6 m3 (23.5×10^9 cu ft).[1]

Purpose[edit]

  • Irrigation
  • Hydroelectricity

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