Bhavanisagar Dam

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Bhavanisagar Dam
Bhavanisagar Dam and Reservoir
Official name Bhavanisagar Anaicut
Location Bhavanisagar, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates 11°28′15″N 77°6′50″E / 11.47083°N 77.11389°E / 11.47083; 77.11389Coordinates: 11°28′15″N 77°6′50″E / 11.47083°N 77.11389°E / 11.47083; 77.11389
Construction began 1948
Opening date 1955
Dam and spillways
Impounds Bhavani River
Height 32 m (105 ft)
Creates Bhavanisagar Reservoir
Capacity: 32.8 tmc

Bhavanisagar Dam and Reservoir also called Lower Bhavani Dam, is located on the Bhavani River in Erode district, Tamil Nadu, India. The dam is situated some 16 km (9.9 mi) west to Sathyamangalam, is 35 km (22 mi) from Gobichettipalayam and is 36 km (22 mi) north-east to Mettupalayam. The dam feeds the Lower Bhavani Project Canal and is the second largest dam in Tamil Nadu.

The LBP was the first major irrigation project initiated in India after independence in 1947 and was in full operation by 1956.

This dam supplies water to two canals:

  1. Arakkankottai and Thadampalli
  2. Lower Bhavani Project (LBP)

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