Nilwande Dam

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Nilwande Dam
Nilwande Dam.jpg
Nilwande Dam in 2011
Nilwande Dam is located in Maharashtra
Nilwande Dam
Location of Nilwande Dam in India Maharashtra
Official name Upper Pravara Nilwande Dam D02986
Location Akole, Akole taluka, India
Coordinates 19°32′46″N 73°54′05″E / 19.54611°N 73.90139°E / 19.54611; 73.90139Coordinates: 19°32′46″N 73°54′05″E / 19.54611°N 73.90139°E / 19.54611; 73.90139
Construction began 1999
Opening date 2011
Owner(s) Government of Maharashtra, India
Operator(s) Command Area Development Authority (CADA), Ahmednagar
Dam and spillways
Type of dam RCC
Impounds Pravara River
Height 73.91 m (242.5 ft)
Length 583 m (1,913 ft)
Creates Nilwande Dam
Catchment area 202 km2 (78 sq mi)

Nilwande dam, also called as Upper Pravara dam, in the Indian state of Maharashtra is the second largest dam on the Pravara river. The dam is located near Akole, Ahmednagar district.[1]


The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 73.91 m (242.5 ft) while the length is 583 m (1,913 ft).


  • Irrigation

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Upper Pravara D02986". Retrieved March 19, 2013.