Ghorazari Dam

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Ghorazari Dam
Ghorazari Dam is located in Maharashtra
Ghorazari Dam
Location of Ghorazari Dam in Maharashtra
Official nameGhorazari Dam
LocationNagbhid
Coordinates20°32′23″N 79°38′04″E / 20.5398383°N 79.6343994°E / 20.5398383; 79.6343994Coordinates: 20°32′23″N 79°38′04″E / 20.5398383°N 79.6343994°E / 20.5398383; 79.6343994
Opening date1923[1]
Owner(s)Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarthfill
ImpoundsGorazari river
Height23.55 m (77.3 ft)
Length731.7 m (2,401 ft)
Dam volume90 km3 (22 cu mi)
Reservoir
Total capacity38,000 km3 (9,100 cu mi)
Surface area976 km2 (377 sq mi)

Ghorazari Dam (also spelled as Ghodazari Dam) is an earthfill dam on Gorazari river near Nagbhid in Chandrapur district of the state of Maharashtra in India.

Specifications[edit]

The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 23.55 m (77.3 ft) while the length is 731.7 m (2,401 ft). The volume content is 90 km3 (22 cu mi) and gross storage capacity is 45,080.00 km3 (10,815.27 cu mi).[2]

Purpose[edit]

  • Irrigation - Located in Nagbhid Tehsil in the Chandrapur District, the dam irrigates land in Nagbhid and Sindewahi Tehsil, especially the Talodhi and Nawargaon region.
  • Tourism - The dam is located in the centre of a dense forest, but is easily accessible by road. The surrounding jungle is full of flora and fauna. The beauty of the area is complemented by the "British era" resthouse and the small garden near the dam. In recent years the dam has become a notable location in the Chandrapur District because of the availability of a boating facility and srestaurants.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ghorazari D01006". Retrieved 28 February 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Specifications of large dams in India Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine