Bhatsa Dam

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Bhatsa Dam
भातसा धरण
Bhatsa Dam.jpg
Bhatsa Dam in Monsoon
Bhatsa Dam is located in Maharashtra
Bhatsa Dam
Location of Bhatsa Dam
भातसा धरण in Maharashtra
Official nameBhatsa Dam
LocationShahapur, Thane District of Maharashtra, India
Coordinates19°30′47″N 73°25′03″E / 19.5130765°N 73.4173715°E / 19.5130765; 73.4173715Coordinates: 19°30′47″N 73°25′03″E / 19.5130765°N 73.4173715°E / 19.5130765; 73.4173715
Opening date1983
Owner(s)Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarthfill
ImpoundsBhatsa River
Height88.5 m (290 ft)
Length959 m (3,146 ft)
Dam volume18,250 km3 (4,380 cu mi)
Total capacity942,115 km3 (226,025 cu mi)
Surface area2,725 km2 (1,052 sq mi)

Bhatsa Dam, is an earthfill and gravity dam on Bhatsa river near Shahapur, Thane district in state of Maharashtra in India.


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).[1]


  • Irrigation
  • Water supply
  • Hydroelectric powerplant

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