Mattupetty Dam

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Mattupetty Dam
മാട്ടുപെട്ടി അണക്കെട്ട്
Mattupetty Dam.jpg
Mattupetty Dam is located in India
Mattupetty Dam
Location of Mattupetty Dam
മാട്ടുപെട്ടി അണക്കെട്ട് in India
Mattupetty Dam is located in Kerala
Mattupetty Dam
Mattupetty Dam (Kerala)
Mattupetty Dam is located in Tamil Nadu
Mattupetty Dam
Mattupetty Dam (Tamil Nadu)
LocationMunnar, Kerala, India
Coordinates10°06′22″N 77°07′26″E / 10.106°N 77.124°E / 10.106; 77.124Coordinates: 10°06′22″N 77°07′26″E / 10.106°N 77.124°E / 10.106; 77.124
Construction began1949
Opening date1953
Construction costRs. 220 Lakhs
Operator(s)Government of Kerala
Reservoir
CreatesMattupetty
Total capacity55.4 Million Cubic Meter
Catchment area105 Square kilometer
Surface area323.75 Hectare
Power Station
Hydraulic head46.6 meter
Om Saravana Bhavan Temple at Munnar in Idukki, Kerala

Mattupetty Dam (Madupetty Dam), near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for hydroelectricity.[1] It has been a vital source of power yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the states. The large amount of perennially available water allows wild animals and birds to flourish. However salinity caused by irrigation and water-logging are of concern to environmentalists.[2]

Munnar is located near the confluence of the mountain streams of Muthirappuzha River, Chanduvarai River and Kundale River. See:map

The reservoir is also known to be one of the visiting grounds of elephants in the region.

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  1. ^ "Munnar". Keralatourism.org.
  2. ^ "Keyword is planning". Narmada.org. Retrieved 2007-03-28.