Halali Reservoir

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Halali Reservoir is located in India
Halali Reservoir
Location of Halali in India
LocationRaisen district
Coordinates23°29′N 77°31′E / 23.49°N 77.51°E / 23.49; 77.51Coordinates: 23°29′N 77°31′E / 23.49°N 77.51°E / 23.49; 77.51
Opening date1973
Dam and spillways
Dam volume227 million m3
Surface area2528 ha (full res. level); 2590 (dead res. level)
Normal elevation458 m above MSL
Source: FAO[1]

The Halali reservoir is a reservoir in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is built on the Halali River, and lies 40 km away from the state capital Bhopal.[2]

The major fish species found in the reservoir include catla, rohu, mrigal, wallago attu, mystus and chitala.[1]

Halali River[edit]

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.[3] Another name for the river is Banganga.

The Halali reservoir was commissioned in 1973.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Reservoir Fisheries of India: Madhya Pradesh". Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
  2. ^ Praveen Tamot, Rajeev Mishra and Somdutt (2008). "Water Quality Monitoring of Halali Reservoir with Reference to Cage Aquaculture as a Modern Tool for Obtaining Enhanced Fish Production" (PDF). International Lake Environment Committee Foundation. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
  3. ^ Shaharyar M. Khan (2000). The Begums of Bhopal (illustrated ed.). I.B.Tauris. pp. 1–29. ISBN 978-1-86064-528-0.