Maduru Oya Dam

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Maduru Oya Dam
Maduru Oya a view near dam.jpg
Downstream view of the Maduru Oya Dam
CountrySri Lanka
LocationEastern Province
Coordinates07°38′53″N 81°12′50″E / 7.64806°N 81.21389°E / 7.64806; 81.21389Coordinates: 07°38′53″N 81°12′50″E / 7.64806°N 81.21389°E / 7.64806; 81.21389
PurposeIrrigation
StatusOperational
Owner(s)Mahaweli Authority
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment dam
ImpoundsMaduru Oya
Height (foundation)41 m (135 ft)
Length1,090 m (3,580 ft)
Reservoir
CreatesMaduru Oya Reservoir
Total capacity596,000,000 cubic metres (2.10×1010 cu ft)
Catchment area453 km2 (175 sq mi)

The Maduru Oya Dam is an irrigation dam built across the Maduru Oya. The embankment dam measures 1,090 m (3,580 ft) in length, 41 m (135 ft) in height, and creates the Maduru Oya Reservoir. The reservoir has a catchment area of 453 km2 (175 sq mi) and a storage capacity of 596,000,000 cubic metres (2.10×1010 cu ft)[1] The proposed Maduru Oya Solar Power Station is to be built over the surface of the Maduru Oya reservoir.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Maduru Oya Reservoir". Dam Safety and Water Resources Planning Project. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka govt to call bids for 100MW floating solar power plant". Lanka Business Online. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  3. ^ "100MW floating solar power plant on Maduru Oya". Daily FT. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.

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