Upper Vaitarana Dam

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Upper Vaitarana Dam
Upper Vaitarana Dam is located in Maharashtra
Upper Vaitarana Dam
Location of Upper Vaitarana Dam in Maharashtra
Official nameUpper Vaitarana Dam D03188
Coordinates19°48′52″N 73°32′34″E / 19.8143122°N 73.5428669°E / 19.8143122; 73.5428669Coordinates: 19°48′52″N 73°32′34″E / 19.8143122°N 73.5428669°E / 19.8143122; 73.5428669
Opening date1973[1]
Owner(s)Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarthfill
ImpoundsVaitarna and Godavari rivers
Height41 m (135 ft)
Length2,531 m (8,304 ft)
Dam volume1.520×10^6 m3 (53.7×10^6 cu ft)
Total capacity0.332 km3 (0.080 cu mi)
Surface area37.130 km2 (14.336 sq mi)

Upper Vaitarana Dam, is an earthfill and gravity dam on west flowing Vaitarna river near Igatpuri, Nashik district of Maharashtra state in India.[1] The reservoir created by this dam spreads on both Vaitarna and Godavari rivers catchment area.


The height of the dam above its lowest foundation is 41 m (135 ft) while the length is 2,531 m (8,304 ft). The volume content is 1.520×10^6 m3 (53.7×10^6 cu ft) and live storage capacity is 331×10^6 m3 (11.7×10^9 cu ft).[2]


  • Municipal water supply to Mumbai city and hydroelectricity (60 MW).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Upper Vaitarana D03188". Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Specifications of large dams in India" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-06-30.