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Bhatsa Dam in Monsoon
|Official name||Bhatsa Dam|
|Location||Shahapur, Thane District of Maharashtra, India|
|Owner(s)||Government of Maharashtra, India|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Earthfill|
|Height||88.5 m (290 ft)|
|Length||959 m (3,146 ft)|
|Dam volume||18,250 km3 (4,380 cu mi)|
|Total capacity||942,115 km3 (226,025 cu mi)|
|Surface area||2,725 km2 (1,052 sq mi)|
The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 88.5 m (290 ft) while the length is 959 m (3,146 ft). The volume content is 18,250 km3 (4,380 cu mi) and gross storage capacity is 976,150.00 km3 (234,190.84 cu mi).
- Irrigation - Bhatsa dam has Right bank canal and Left bank canal for irrigation. However, only Right bank canal is functional which flows through Bhiwandi Taluka.
- Water supply - Bhatsa dam is the major source of water for MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) and TMC (Thane Municipal Corporation). The water for both the municipal corporations is pumped from Pise Dam which is 50km away from Bhatsa dam on Bhatsa river. Water for Khardi and 5 nearby villages is also pumped from the downstream side of the dam.
- Hydroelectric powerplant - It has a capacity of 15MW.