View from the hills overlooking Temghar Reservoir
Location of Temghar Dam in India Maharashtra
|Official name||Temghar Dam D03029|
|Owner(s)||Government of Maharashtra, India|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Earthfill
|Height||42.5 m (139 ft)|
|Length||1,075 m (3,527 ft)|
|Dam volume||1,188,000 m3 (42,000,000 cu ft)|
|Total capacity||101,010,000 m3 (3.567×109 cu ft)|
|Surface area||55,512 km2 (21,433 sq mi)|
The height of the dam above its lowest foundation is 42.5 m (139 ft) while the length is 1,075 m (3,527 ft). The volume content is 1,188,000 m3 (42,000,000 cu ft) and gross storage capacity is 107,900,000.00 m3 (3.810452539×109 cu ft).
There are leakages in Temghar Dam wall which are believed to be dangerous to the dam. The leakage has increased than before according to media report. However the authorities say that the dam is safe and they will soon solve the problem by on the inspection carried by Mr Girish Mahajan, hon. Maharashtra state water resource minister. Mr. Mahajan also said that inquiry about this issue will also carried out as this dam was opened in 2001 and leakages started in just 15 years. However care needs to be taken to prevent Panshet dam tragedy in 1961.