Waghur Dam

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Waghur Dam
Waghur river.jpg
Waghur river and Waghur dam
Waghur Dam is located in Maharashtra
Waghur Dam
Location of Waghur Dam in India Maharashtra
Official name Waghur Dam D02985
Location Raipur Village (Jalgaon)
Coordinates 20°55′36″N 75°42′35″E / 20.9265685°N 75.709767°E / 20.9265685; 75.709767Coordinates: 20°55′36″N 75°42′35″E / 20.9265685°N 75.709767°E / 20.9265685; 75.709767
Owner(s) Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earthfill
Impounds Waghur river
Height 13.6 m (45 ft)
Length 690 m (2,260 ft)
Dam volume 70 km3 (17 cu mi)
Total capacity 1,060 km3 (250 cu mi)
Surface area 467 km2 (180 sq mi)

Waghur Dam is an earthfill dam located on the Waghur River near Nandgaon, Jalgaon in the Indian state of Maharashtra.[1]

The Waghur river flows from its source near Ajanta through the Khandesh region. Work on this major irrigation project was taken up by the Water Resources Department of Maharashtra and began construction in 1978.[2] The dam's main purpose is to supply water to Jalgaon city. Canals were built along the left and right banks of the river to meet irrigation needs. In 2006, record rainfall in the catchment area of Waghur was recorded. Nearly 40 TMC of water spilled over the dam.[citation needed] As of 2008, the dam's reservoir had storage capacity of 50 TMC.

Twenty additional spill gates were planned for the dam, increasing storage capacity to around 11.5 TMC. The project was to supply drinking water needs of roughly 500 thousand people and will irrigate approximately 64,000 acres (260 km2) of drought prone fields.


The height of the dam is 13.6 m (45 ft) while the length is 690 m (2,260 ft). It has a gross storage capacity of 50 TMC. The volume is 70 km3 (17 cu mi) and gross storage capacity is 1,220.00 km3 (292.69 cu mi).[3]

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  1. ^ "Waghur D02985". Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Waghur Major Irrigation Project JI00467". Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Specifications of large dams in India