Nachchaduwa wewa

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Nachchaduwa wewa
නාච්චාදූව වැව
Location Anuradhapura
Coordinates 05°15′09.8″N 80°29′05.5″E / 5.252722°N 80.484861°E / 5.252722; 80.484861Coordinates: 05°15′09.8″N 80°29′05.5″E / 5.252722°N 80.484861°E / 5.252722; 80.484861
Type Reservoir
Catchment area 623 km2 (241 sq mi)
Water volume 55,700,000 cu ft (1,580,000 m3)

Nachchaduwa wewa (Also known as Mahadaragala Reservoir)[1] is a reservoir near Thammannakulama, Sri Lanka. The reservoir is used to store water brings from Kala Wewa through Yoda Ela channel.[2] The reservoir was severely damaged in 1957 flood and the restoration of the tank was completed in 1958.[3]

History[edit]

It is said that this tank is to be one of the sixteen large reservoirs built by King Mahasen (277 – 304). However the chronicle Mahavamsa have made a reference to this reservoir during the time of King Moggallana II (540 - 560).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constructions of King Mahasen/Mahadaragala Reservoir: (Nachchaduwa Reservoir)". mahavamsa.org. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Overview". Nachchaduwa divisional secretariat. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Nachchaduwa wewa". Sunday Observer. 29 May 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Nachchaduwa Tank – නාච්චාදූව වැව". amazinglanka.com. Retrieved 16 May 2016.