Dhauliganga Dam

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Dhauliganga Dam
Dhauliganga Dam is located in Uttarakhand
Dhauliganga Dam
Location of Dhauliganga Dam in India Uttarakhand
Country India
Location Uttarakhand
Coordinates 29°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
Status Operational
Construction cost 15,800,000,000[1]
Owner(s) National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth and rock-fill
Impounds Dhauliganga River
Height 56 m (184 ft)
Length 315 m (1,033 ft)
Spillway type Gate controlled
Reservoir
Surface area 8 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Maximum water depth 70 m (230 ft)
Power Station
Type Pumped-storage
Turbines Vertical Francis turbines
Installed capacity 280 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 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 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.[2]

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