Ghorazari Dam

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Ghorazari Dam
Ghorazari Dam is located in Maharashtra
Ghorazari Dam
Location of Ghorazari Dam in Maharashtra
Official name Ghorazari Dam
Location Nagbhid
Coordinates 20°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 date 1923[1]
Owner(s) Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earthfill
Impounds Gorazari river
Height 23.55 m (77.3 ft)
Length 731.7 m (2,401 ft)
Dam volume 90 km3 (22 cu mi)
Reservoir
Total capacity 38,000 km3 (9,100 cu mi)
Surface area 976 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.

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