Siruvani Dam

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Siruvani dam
Siruvani Dam is located in Kerala
Siruvani Dam
Location in Kerala
Siruvani Dam is located in India
Siruvani Dam
Location in India
Official nameശിരുവാണി അണക്കെട്ട്
LocationPalakkad, Kerala
Coordinates10°58′36″N 76°38′31″E / 10.9767°N 76.642°E / 10.9767; 76.642Coordinates: 10°58′36″N 76°38′31″E / 10.9767°N 76.642°E / 10.9767; 76.642
PurposeWater Supply
Opening date1984
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsSiruvani River
Height57 metres (187 ft)
Length224 metres (735 ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity255,000,000 m3 (206,732 acre⋅ft)
Active capacity184,200,000 m3 (149,333 acre⋅ft)

Siruvani dam is a dam in Palakkad District, Kerala located 46 km away from Palakkad town. This dam constructed across the Siruvani River, is for supplying drinking water to the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. The dam is surrounded by reserve forests. Muthikulam hill is situated on the eastern side of the dam. There is a natural waterfall in the hill. The waterfalls and the Dam are big tourist attractions. The famous 150-year-old Pattiyar Bungalow is on the banks of the Siruvani Reservoir. An agreement was executed in August 1973 between the state Governments for drinking water supply to Coimbatore town and neighbouring areas from the Siruvani Dam. The location being in the state of Kerala, the project was executed by the Kerala Public Works Department using the funds made available by the Tamil Nadu Government.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ http://www.idrb.in/malayalam/images/pdf/dams.pdf[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ http://india-wris.nrsc.gov.in/wrpinfo/images/d/d4/116.pdf
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-06-30.