|Dam and spillways|
|Dam volume||227 million m3|
|Surface area||2528 ha (full res. level); 2590 (dead res. level)|
|Normal elevation||458 m above MSL|
The Halali River is a tributary of the Betwa River. It was formerly known as Thal River. In the 18th century, Dost Mohammad Khan's forces killed a rival Rajput force near Jagdishpur (later renamed to Islamnagar) on the bank of the river. The river was renamed to "Halali river" (the river of slaughter), because it appeared red with the blood of the victims. Another name for the river is Banganga.
The Halali reservoir was commissioned in 1973.
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