Kolkewadi Dam

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Kolkewadi Dam
Kolkewadi Dam from a distance
Kolkewadi Dam is located in Maharashtra
Kolkewadi Dam
Location of Kolkewadi Dam in India Maharashtra
Official name Kolkewadi Dam D05103
Location Maharashtra, India
Coordinates 17°28′23″N 73°38′38″E / 17.4730°N 73.6438°E / 17.4730; 73.6438Coordinates: 17°28′23″N 73°38′38″E / 17.4730°N 73.6438°E / 17.4730; 73.6438
Opening date 1975[1]
Dam and spillways
Impounds Vashishti River
Height 63.3 metres (207.7 ft)
Length 497 metres (1,631 ft)

Kolkewadi Dam or Kolkiwadi Dam is a dam located in the Konkan region, Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, India. It is located in Kolkiwadi, three kilometres near the village of Alore, near Chiplun.

The dam is part of the Koyna Hydroelectric Project. It contributes in the 3rd stage of power generation of the Koyna Hydroelectric Project. The electricity is generated in the underground power station located at the base of the dam. The total installed generating capacity of the 3rd stage of the project is 320 MW. The project is run by the Maharashtra State Electricity Board, also known as the MSEB. The area behind the dam is one of the most sparsely populated areas in the state.

The spillway of the dam is located at the center. It has 3 radial gates.

The dam up close


  1. ^ "Water Resources Information System of India". Kolkewadi D05103. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 

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