Waghur river and Waghur dam
Location of Waghur Dam in India Maharashtra
|Official name||Waghur Dam D02985|
|Location||Raipur Village (Jalgaon)|
|Owner(s)||Government of Maharashtra, India|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Earthfill|
|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)|
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. 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. 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).