Dharoi dam

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Dharoi Dam
Dharoi dam 04 (cropped).jpg
Dharoi dam before monsoon
Dharoi dam is located in Gujarat
Dharoi dam
Dharoi Dam
Official nameDharoi dam
LocationMehsana and Sabarkantha districts
Coordinates24°0′16″N 72°51′13″E / 24.00444°N 72.85361°E / 24.00444; 72.85361Coordinates: 24°0′16″N 72°51′13″E / 24.00444°N 72.85361°E / 24.00444; 72.85361
PurposeIrrigation & water supply
Construction began1971
Opening date1978
Construction costRs 960 Million
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsSabarmati River
Height (foundation)45.87 metres (150 ft)
Length1,207 metres (4,000 ft)
Spillways12 radial
Spillway typeOgee
Spillway capacity21662 m3/s
Total capacity908.6 MCM[1]
Catchment area5,475 square kilometres (5.9×1010 sq ft)
Surface area107 square kilometres (1.2×109 sq ft)
Power Station
Hydraulic head31.7 metres (100 ft)
Installed capacity1.4 MW
Dharoi Dam

Dharoi Dam is a gravity dam on the Sabarmati river near Dharoi, Kheralu Taluka, Mehsana district of northern Gujarat in India. Constructed in 1978, the dam is meant for irrigation, power generation and flood control.[2]


Video of Dharoi dam

19 villages partially and 28 villages fully submerged into its reservoir so they were relocated to new villages. Total land submerged under reservoir include 349.39 hectares (863.4 acres; 1.3490 sq mi) forest land, 2,727.55 hectares (6,739.9 acres; 10.5311 sq mi) wasteland, 7,489.87 hectares (18,507.9 acres; 28.9185 sq mi) cultivable land.[3]

It irrigated 31,393 hectares (77,570 acres; 121.21 sq mi) in 2007-08.[3]


  1. ^ Hydrological Data (Unclassified) Book. Central Water Commission. 2018.
  2. ^ "Dharoi dam brimming over". The Times of India. September 2, 2011. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  3. ^ a b "Dharoi Water Resources Project". Government of Gujarat. Narmada, Water Resources, Water Supply and Kalpsar Department (Water Resources Division). Retrieved 2013-04-15.

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