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Lanka Sagar Dam

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Opening date  1968
Length  2,718 m (8,917 ft)
Construction began  10 December 1964
Height (foundation)  13 m (43 ft)
Catchment area  20.72 km²
Lanka Sagar Dam
Official name  Telugu: లంకాసాగర్ Lankasagar Dam D02073
Location  Khammam district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Purpose  Irrigation, municipal water

Lanka Sagar is a water project centered on an earth-fill dam on the Kuttalair River (Krishna Godavari Basin) near Adivimallala village in Andhra Pradesh, India. The villages of Rajugudem, Chowdavaram, Pallewada, Lankasagar are located around this project. It was built in 1968. The purpose of the dam is water supply for irrigation and drinking water. The project affords the irrigation of 7,353 acres (2,976 ha).

Specifications

The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 13 m (43 ft) while the length is 2,718 m (8,917 ft). The gross storage capacity of the dam is 18,842,000 m3 (15,275 acre·ft) and its spillway is controlled by 48 floodgates.

References

Lanka Sagar Dam Wikipedia


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