Thippagondanahalli Reservoir

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Picture: Tippagondanahalli dam water
Picture: Tippagondanahalli dam gate

Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, also known as T G Halli Dam or Chamarajsagar, is located at the confluence of the Arkavathy River and Kumudavathi River, 35 km west of Bangalore, India. It is used by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) as a major source of drinking water for western Bangalore.[1] The lake is a man-made reservoir, created by the building of a dam which was inaugurated in 1933. Bharath Rathna Sir M Visvesvaraya supervised the construction work.

Water crisis[edit]

In the summer of 2007, the lack of rain in the watershed for the reservoir, along with use of the water for the city (BWSSB typically pumps 35 per day into the western parts of the city.) caused the lake to become nearly dry.<

Recreational use[edit]

Thippagondanahalli is also popular recreation location, especially during summer months. It is located in Magadi road. Best time to visit this place is September to February.

There is one more dam at Manchanabele in Arkavathy downstream.But TG Halli reservoir is not a good choice for swimming and other activities. Recently two Kannada stunt action actors named as Anil and Uday were killed as they drowned in the reservoir on 07 Nov 2016 while performing an action fight stunt scene, which involved jumping from a helicopter from an approximate height of 60 feet for the Kannada movie Mastigudi.

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References[edit]

The Hindu (newspaper) http://www.hindu.com/2007/04/05/stories/2007040521910500.htm

Coordinates: 12°58′24″N 77°20′33″E / 12.97333°N 77.34250°E / 12.97333; 77.34250