Erai Dam

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Irai Dam
Erai Dam is located in Maharashtra
Erai Dam
Location of Irai Dam in India Maharashtra
Official name Irai Dam
Location Chandrapur
Coordinates 20°10′04″N 79°18′17″E / 20.1677381°N 79.3048096°E / 20.1677381; 79.3048096Coordinates: 20°10′04″N 79°18′17″E / 20.1677381°N 79.3048096°E / 20.1677381; 79.3048096
Opening date 1983[1]
Owner(s) Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earthfill
Impounds Irai river
Height 30 m (98 ft)
Length 1,620 m (5,310 ft)
Dam volume 985 km3 (236 cu mi)
Total capacity 193,000 km3 (46,000 cu mi)
Surface area 58,000 km2 (22,000 sq mi)

Irai Dam, is an earthfill and gravity dam on Irai river near Chandrapur and Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project 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 Chargaon dam in September 2012. The situation came under control after the rainfall stopped.[2]


The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 30 m (98 ft) while the length is 1,620 m (5,310 ft). The volume content is 985 km3 (236 cu mi) and gross storage capacity is 226,500.00 km3 (54,340.24 cu mi).[3]


  • Water supply

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Erai D05110". 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