Dhauliganga Dam

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Dhauliganga Dam
Dhauliganga Dam is located in Uttarakhand
Dhauliganga Dam
Location of Dhauliganga Dam in Uttarakhand
Coordinates29°58′42.6″N 80°34′19.2″E / 29.978500°N 80.572000°E / 29.978500; 80.572000Coordinates: 29°58′42.6″N 80°34′19.2″E / 29.978500°N 80.572000°E / 29.978500; 80.572000
Construction cost15,800,000,000[1]
Owner(s)National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment, earth and rock-fill
ImpoundsDhauliganga River
Height56 m (184 ft)
Length315 m (1,033 ft)
Spillway typeGate controlled
Power Station
Commission date2005
TurbinesVertical Francis turbines
Installed capacity4x70 MW

The Dhauliganga Dam is a concrete face rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the Dhauliganga River near Dharchula in Uttarakhand, India, close to the borders with Tibet and Nepal. It has very little pondage and operates as run-of-the-river.[2] It was constructed by a joint venture of Kajima Construction Corporation, Ltd., and Daewoo Engineering & Construction with Bauer Maschinen. HRT & PH was constructed by JV of [HCC, Hindustan Construction Company] and Samsung Corporation [E&C] Group. It generates 280 MW(4x70 MW) of hydro power.

In June, 2013, there was an unprecedented flash flood, causing massive debris accumulation and the complete submergence of the power house. Damage caused electrical equipment replacement and loss of total generation capacity for more than six months.[3]


  1. ^ "Dhauliganga I Hep Updated: December 2011". Infraline Energy. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.nhpcindia.com/Default.aspx?id=186&lg=eng&CatId=1&ProjectId=20
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)