Chargaon Dam

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Chargaon Dam
Chargaon Dam is located in Maharashtra
Chargaon Dam
Location of Chargaon Dam in India Maharashtra
Official name Chargaon Dam
Location Varora
Coordinates 20°23′40″N 79°10′33″E / 20.3944526°N 79.1757202°E / 20.3944526; 79.1757202Coordinates: 20°23′40″N 79°10′33″E / 20.3944526°N 79.1757202°E / 20.3944526; 79.1757202
Opening date 1983[1]
Owner(s) Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earthfill
Impounds Chargaon river
Height 14.4 m (47 ft)
Length 3,065 m (10,056 ft)
Dam volume 428 km3 (103 cu mi)
Total capacity 19,866 km3 (4,766 cu mi)
Surface area 12,921.9 km2 (4,989.2 sq mi)

Chargaon Dam, is an earthfill dam on Chargaon river near Varora, Chandrapur district in state of Maharashtra in India. A borderline flood situation was seen in the catchment and the low-lying areas of this dam and the nearby Erai dam in September 2012. The situation came under control after the rainfall stopped.[2]


The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 14.4 m (47 ft) while the length is 3,065 m (10,056 ft). The volume content is 428 km3 (103 cu mi) and gross storage capacity is 21,700.00 km3 (5,206.11 cu mi).[3]


  • Irrigation

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chargaon D01364". Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Flood alert called off in Chanda". Times of India. September 7, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ Specifications of large dams in India