The geographic coordinates of the river are north latitude 17 25 to 18 17 and east longitude of 82 32 to 83 06.
The famous Bojjannakonda and Lingalakonda Buddhist cave monastery remains near Anakapalli and The Kotturu Dhanadibbalu near Gokivada forest entrance are located on the left bank of the river. The River Sarada is a major base for irrigation in Visakha district.
Pedderu medium irrigation project is constructed on Pedderu a tributary of the Sarada river near Ravipalem village. The project is aimed to irrigate 13,334 acres (53.96 km2) in the Madugula and Ravikamatham mandals in Visakhapatnam district. The catchment area of the reservoir site is extended over 160 square kilometers. An Anacatta with two big gates, was constructed on the river near Gokivada village to utilise the maximum water for irrigation in Yellamanchili, Ramballi, Atchutapuram mandals.
Raiwada dam with 93 million cubic meters live storage capacity was constructed in the year 1981 for supplying irrigation water.
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