Supa Dam

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Supa Dam
Supa dam back waters.JPG
The Back waters of Supa Dam, Asia's second largest dam
Supa Dam is located in Karnataka
Supa Dam
Location of Supa Dam in Karnataka
Supa Dam is located in India
Supa Dam
Supa Dam (India)
CountryIndia
LocationJoida
Coordinates15°16′34″N 74°31′36″E / 15.27611°N 74.52667°E / 15.27611; 74.52667Coordinates: 15°16′34″N 74°31′36″E / 15.27611°N 74.52667°E / 15.27611; 74.52667
StatusOperational
Construction began1974
Opening date1987
Dam and spillways
Type of damConcrete gravity
ImpoundsKalinadi River
Height101 m (331 ft)
Length332 m (1,089 ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity4,178,000,000 m3 (3,387,160 acre⋅ft)
Active capacity4,115,000,000 m3 (3,336,085 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area1,057 km2 (408 sq mi)
Power Station
Commission date1985
Hydraulic head72 m (236 ft) (design)
Turbines2 x 50 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity100 MW

Supa Dam is built across Kalinadi (Kannada) or Kali river in state of Karnataka in India. The dam is situated at GaneshaGudi, which is in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district. The power house at the foot of the dam has two electricity generators of fifty megawatt each. The electricity generated is supplied to different parts of Karnataka. The dam was built by Hindustan Steel Works Construction Limited (HSCL) and is now operated by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited. The power house was commissioned in 1985.

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