Renuka Sagara

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Renuka Sagara Reservoir
Navila Teertha Dam 1, Savadatti 21.11.2008.jpg
LocationNavilatirtha, Savadatti Taluk, Belagavi district, Karnataka, India
Opening date1972 AD
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsMalaprabha River
Height141.50 ft (43.13 m)
Length464.239 ft (141.500 m)
Total capacity37.73 Tmcft

Renuka Sagara, also known as Malaprabha reservoir and Navilutheertha reservoir, is a dam and impounding reservoir constructed across the Malaprabha River in the Krishna River basin. It is situated at Navilatirtha village in Savadatti Taluk Taluk of Belgaum district in North Karnataka, India. The dam with the height of 43.13 metres and 4 Vertical Crest Gates, impounds a large reservoir with a gross surface area of 54.97 Square kilometres, and storage capacity of 37.73 Tmcft. It is an earthen and masonry dam which caters to the Irrigation needs for over 5,40,000 acres, and Hydel power generation.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Malaprabha reservoir, India - WRIS". Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Mala Prabha Project". Karnataka Water Resources Department. Retrieved 21 October 2016.