Siddheshwar Dam

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Siddheshwar Dam
Siddheshwar Dam is located in Maharashtra
Siddheshwar Dam
Location of Siddheshwar Dam in Maharashtra
Official nameSiddheshwar Dam D03206
LocationSiddeshwar
Coordinates19°35′26″N 76°57′22″E / 19.5905434°N 76.9560702°E / 19.5905434; 76.9560702Coordinates: 19°35′26″N 76°57′22″E / 19.5905434°N 76.9560702°E / 19.5905434; 76.9560702
Opening date1968[1]
Owner(s)Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarthfill
ImpoundsPurna river
Height38.26 m (125.5 ft)
Length6,353.2 m (20,844 ft)
Dam volume0.9072 million cubic meters
Reservoir
CreatesSiddheshwar
Total capacity0.251 km3 (0.060 cu mi)
Surface area40.58 km2 (15.67 sq mi)

Siddheshwar Dam is an earth-fill dam on Purna River, which is a tributary of River Godavari. This dam is located in the north-western part of Aundha Nagnath, in the Hingoli district of Maharashtra.

The dam was constructed in the era of Yashwantrao Chavhan, the former chief minister of Maharashtra State. The dam serves the purpose of irrigation for Aundha Nagnath and Basmath tehsils of Hingoli. It also provides drinking water to nearby cities such as Nanded and Basmath.

The proposed site for Light Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO-India) is nearly 6 km away from the dam.

Specifications[edit]

The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 38.26 metres (125.5 ft), while the length is 6,353.2 m (20,844 ft). The gross storage capacity is 0.251 km3 (0.060 cu mi) and live storage capacity is 0.081 km3 (0.019 cu mi).[2] It is also known as Rupur camp.

Purpose[edit]

  • Irrigation

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Siddheshwar Dam D03206". Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  2. ^ "National Register of Large Dams" Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine (PDF). Specifications of large dams in India.