Omkareshwar Dam

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Omkareshwar Dam
Omkareshwar Dam is located in India
Omkareshwar Dam
Location of Omkareshwar Dam in India
CountryIndia
LocationMandhata, Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh
Coordinates22°14′37.26″N 76°9′46.83″E / 22.2436833°N 76.1630083°E / 22.2436833; 76.1630083Coordinates: 22°14′37.26″N 76°9′46.83″E / 22.2436833°N 76.1630083°E / 22.2436833; 76.1630083
Construction began2003
Opening date2007
Construction cost3539.16 Crores
Operator(s)NVDA
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity
ImpoundsNarmada River
Height33 m (108 ft)
Length949 m (3,114 ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity141,547.8 m3 (115 acre⋅ft)
Active capacity27,877 m3 (23 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area64,880 km2 (25,050 sq mi)
Power Station
Commission date2007
Turbines8 × 65 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity520 MW

The Omkareshwar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada River just upstream of Mandhata in Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is named after the Omkareshwar temple located just downstream. The dam was constructed between 2003 and 2007 with the purpose of providing water for irrigation of 132,500 ha (327,000 acres). An associated hydroelectric power station located at the base of the dam has an installed capacity of 520 MW.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Omkareshwar Power Station". NHDC Limited. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Salient Features of Omkareshwar Project" (PDF). NVDA. Retrieved 19 February 2015.