Poomala Dam

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Poomala Dam
Poomala Image0165.jpg
A view of reservoir and dam
Poomala Dam is located in India
Poomala Dam
Location of Poomala Dam in India
Poomala Dam is located in Kerala
Poomala Dam
Poomala Dam (Kerala)
Official namePoomala Dam
LocationPoomala, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Coordinates10°35′59″N 76°14′41″E / 10.5998°N 76.2448°E / 10.5998; 76.2448Coordinates: 10°35′59″N 76°14′41″E / 10.5998°N 76.2448°E / 10.5998; 76.2448
Opening date1968
Operator(s)Minor Irrigation Department , Kerala

Poomala Dam is an irrigation purpose dam and a tourist spot situated in Mulankunnathukavu Panchayath under Puzhakkal block in Thrissur, Kerala State of India.[1][2]

History and facilities[edit]

In 1939 a division weir was constructed in the Poomala Valley and in 1968 a Poomala reservoir was commissioned. The dam is managed by the Kerala Minor Irrigation Department and is constructed with mud and stone. Poomala Dam was officially designated as a tourist centre by the Home Minister of State, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, on 21 March 2010. The dam is situated 94.50 meters above mean sea level. To its north lies another dam, Pathazhakundu, which presently is oriented only for irrigation. Other facilities in include boating in the reservoir, horse ride, a walkway of 600 metres; a community hall that can accommodate 300 persons; a cafeteria and latrine facilities. [3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Poomala designated as tourist centre". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  2. ^ "Boy drowns in Poomala dam". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  3. ^ "Poomala dam to be made tourist centre". Equations. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  4. ^ "Poomala dam makeover nearing completion". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-06-26.