Mattupetty Dam

Coordinates: 10°06′22″N 77°07′26″E / 10.106°N 77.124°E / 10.106; 77.124
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Mattupetty Dam
മാട്ടുപെട്ടി അണക്കെട്ട്
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 India
Mattupetty Dam
Mattupetty Dam (India)
LocationMunnar, Kerala, India
Coordinates10°06′22″N 77°07′26″E / 10.106°N 77.124°E / 10.106; 77.124
Construction began1949
Opening date1953
Construction cost2.2 crore (US$280,000)
Operator(s)Government of Kerala
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. It has been a vital source of power and huge revenue for Idukki District. The large amount of perennially available water allows wild animals and birds to flourish.[1] Construction of the dam was led by E.U. Philipose, Superintending Engineer, Kerala State Electricity Board. [citation needed] The height of the dam is 83.35 metres (273.5 ft) and the length is 237.74 metres (780.0 ft). Taluks through which the release flows are Udumpanchola, Devikulam, Kothamangalam, Muvattupuzha, Kunnathunadu, Aluva, Kodungalloor and Paravur.


  • Latitude : 10⁰ 06′ 23 ” N
  • Longitude: 77⁰ 07′ 26” E
  • Panchayath : Madupetty
  • Village : KDH Village
  • District : Idukki
  • River Basin : Muthirapuzha
  • River : Muthirapuzha
  • Release from Dam to river : Muthirapuzha
  • Type of Dam : Free-Fall Gravity
  • Construction : Rebar-Reinforced Concrete
  • Classification : HH ( High Height)
  • Full Reservoir Level ( FRL): EL 1599.59 m
  • Full Reservoir Level ( FRL) : EL 1599.59 m
  • Storage at FRL : 55.23 Mm3
  • Height from deepest foundation : 83.35 m
  • Length : 237.74 m
  • Spillway : Ogee type- 3 Nos. Radial gates, each of size 6.70 x 4.95 m [2]

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

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


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mattupetty Dam". District Tourism Promotion Council, Idukki.
  2. ^ "MADUPETTY DAM". KSEB Dam Safety Organisation.

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