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
Gravity
ImpoundsBhatsa River
Height88.5 m (290 ft)
Length959 m (3,146 ft)
Dam volume18,250 km3 (4,380 cu mi)
Reservoir
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.

Specifications[edit]

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]

Gates of the Bhatsa Dam Are opens due to overflow of water

Purpose[edit]

  • 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.
Aerial view of Bhatsa reservoir and dam

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