Thotapalli Barrage

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Thotapalli Barrage
Thotapalli Barrage is located in India
Thotapalli Barrage
Location of Thotapalli Barrage in India
Official nameసర్దార్ గౌతు లచ్చన్న తో‌‌టపల్లి బ్యారేజి
Sardar Gouthu Latchanna Thotapalli Barrage
सर्दार् गौतु लच्चन्न तोटपल्लि बांध
LocationThotapalli, Vizianagaram district, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates18°47′5″N 83°29′47″E / 18.78472°N 83.49639°E / 18.78472; 83.49639Coordinates: 18°47′5″N 83°29′47″E / 18.78472°N 83.49639°E / 18.78472; 83.49639
Construction began10 September 2003
Opening date10 September 2015
Construction cost775 crore rupees
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsNagavali River
Height20.20 metres (66 ft) from river level
Length8,200 metres (26,903 ft)
Width (base)6 metres (20 ft)
Reservoir
CreatesSardar Gouthu Latchanna Thotapalli Barrage
Catchment area4,455 square kilometres (1,720 sq mi)

Thotapalli Barrage is located in Garugubilli Mandal, Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh State. It was named after the freedom fighter and Political leader Sardar Gouthu Latchanna. The project construction was in between 2003 and 2015. This Project was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra babu Naidu on 10 September 2015. The Project provides irrigation to 1,20,000 acres in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts.[1]

In 1908, the old Thotapalli regulator was constructed across the Nagavali River with a 64,000 acres irrigation potential. The regulator was replaced by the current barrage which has a 2.51 Tmcft storage capacity and an additional 56,000 acres irrigation potential.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Thotapalli Irrigation Project Inauguration at Srikakulam Today". The New Indian Express. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Thotapalli Barrage Project". Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Thotapalli Irrigation Project JI00049". Retrieved 11 September 2015.