Thokarwadi Dam

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Thokarwadi dam
Thokarwadi Dam is located in Maharashtra
Thokarwadi Dam
Location of Thokarwadi dam in Maharashtra
Official nameThokarwadi dam
LocationMaval
Coordinates18°54′02″N 73°32′07″E / 18.9004358°N 73.535332°E / 18.9004358; 73.535332Coordinates: 18°54′02″N 73°32′07″E / 18.9004358°N 73.535332°E / 18.9004358; 73.535332
Opening date1922
Owner(s)Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity
ImpoundsIndrayani River
Height59.44 m (195.0 ft)
Length741 m (2,431 ft)
Dam volume212 km3 (51 cu mi)
Spillway typeOG
Spillway capacity546 cumecs
Reservoir
CreatesThokarwadi
Total capacity0.363 km3 (0.087 cu mi)
Catchment area124.32 sq. km
Surface area24.3 km2 (9.4 sq mi)
Power Station
Installed capacity72 MW

Thokarwadi dam is a gravity dam on the Indrayani River near Maval, Pune district in the state of Maharashtra in India.[1] Krishna river basin water from this reservoir is diverted to the Bhivpuri power house to generate hydro electricity before letting in to a west flowing river which joins Arabian sea

Specifications[edit]

The height of the dam above the lowest foundation is 59.44 m (195.0 ft) while the length is 741 m (2,431 ft). The volume content is 212 km3 (51 cu mi) and gross storage capacity is 0.363 km3 (0.087 cu mi).[2]

Purpose[edit]

  • Hydroelectricity

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