Temghar Dam

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Temghar Dam
Temghar Reservoir.JPG
View from the hills overlooking Temghar Reservoir
Temghar Dam is located in Maharashtra
Temghar Dam
Location of Temghar Dam in Maharashtra
Official nameTemghar Dam D03029
Coordinates18°27′09″N 73°33′21″E / 18.452580°N 73.555784°E / 18.452580; 73.555784Coordinates: 18°27′09″N 73°33′21″E / 18.452580°N 73.555784°E / 18.452580; 73.555784
Opening date2000[1]
Owner(s)Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarthfill
ImpoundsMutha river
Height42.5 m (139 ft)
Length1,075 m (3,527 ft)
Dam volume1,188,000 m3 (42,000,000 cu ft)
Total capacity101,010,000 m3 (3.567×109 cu ft)
Surface area55,512 km2 (21,433 sq mi)

Temghar Dam, is an earthfill and gravity dam on Mutha river near Mulashi, Pune district in the state of Maharashtra in India.


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).[2]


  • Irrigation


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 Maharashtra government authorities state that the dam is safe and they will soon solve the leakage problem. Girish Mahajan,Maharashtra state water resource minister stated 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. [3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Temghar D03029". Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Specifications of large dams in India Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ ‘Temghar Dam is Safe, But Needs Few Repairs’
  4. ^ Temghar dam is safe: Mahajan

External links[edit]

  1. Temghar Dam