Palashi Dam

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Palashi Dam
Palashi Dam is located in Maharashtra
Palashi Dam
Location of Palashi Dam in India Maharashtra
Official name Palashi Dam
Location Palashi, Parner
Coordinates 19°15′43″N 74°24′36″E / 19.26194°N 74.41000°E / 19.26194; 74.41000Coordinates: 19°15′43″N 74°24′36″E / 19.26194°N 74.41000°E / 19.26194; 74.41000
Opening date 1979
Owner(s) Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earth-fill (Earthen)
Impounds Palashi River
Height 14.03 m (46.0 ft)
Length 660 m (2,170 ft)
Creates Palashi lake
Total capacity 860 km3 (210 cu mi)
Surface area 28 km2 (11 sq mi)

Palashi Dam (Marathi: पळशी धरण), is an earth-fill dam on Palashi river in Palashi village in Parner taluka of Ahmednagar district of state of Maharashtra in India.


The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 14.03 m (46.0 ft) while the length is 660 m (2,170 ft). The gross storage capacity is 1,060 km3 (250 cu mi).[1]


It was designed and built to provide irrigation for farms and drinking water for the nearest villages.

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