Kanholibara Dam

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Kanholibara Dam
Kanholibara Dam is located in Maharashtra
Kanholibara Dam
Location of Kanholibara Dam in India Maharashtra
Official name Kanholibara Dam D01348
Location Hingana
Coordinates 20°56′22″N 78°50′17″E / 20.9393663°N 78.8381374°E / 20.9393663; 78.8381374Coordinates: 20°56′22″N 78°50′17″E / 20.9393663°N 78.8381374°E / 20.9393663; 78.8381374
Opening date 1976[1]
Owner(s) Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earthfill
Impounds Krishna river
Height 21.05 m (69.1 ft)
Length 1,365 m (4,478 ft)
Dam volume 115.3 km3 (27.7 cu mi)
Total capacity 19,820 km3 (4,760 cu mi)
Surface area 333 km2 (129 sq mi)

Kanholibara Dam is an earthfill dam on a local river Krishna near Hingana, Nagpur district in state of Maharashtra in India.


The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 21.05 m (69.1 ft) while the length is 1,365 m (4,478 ft). The volume content is 115.3 km3 (27.7 cu mi) and gross storage capacity is 22,213.00 km3 (5,329.18 cu mi).[2]


  • Irrigation

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