Top 5 Famous Dams and Reservoirs in South India

Indira Sagar Dam, Madhya Pradesh

India is a land of many rivers. A number of rivers have important dams creating natural reservoirs. The dams play a vital role for irrigation which promotes agricultural growth, green environment, and wildlife. Some of the biggest dams that India is particularly proud of are

1.Indira Sagar Dam, Madhya Pradesh.

The Indirasagar Dam is a multipurpose project of Madhya Pradesh on the Narmada River at Narmadanagar, Mundi in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh in India.

Indira Sagar Dam, Madhya Pradesh

Height: 92 m
Opened: 31 March 2005
Create: Indira Sagar Reservoir
Operator: Narmada Valley Development Authority
Construction began: 23 October 1984

2. Cheruthoni Dam, Kerala.

The Cheruthoni Dam, located in Idukki District, Kerala, India, is a 138m tall concrete gravity dam. This dam was constructed as part of the Idukki Hydroelectric Project along with two other dams at Idukki and Kulamavu.Cheruthoni Dam, Kerala

Address: Idukki Twp, Kerala 685602
Opened: 1976
Height: 138 m
Phone: 082812 98788
Create: Idukki Reservoir

3. Krishnarajasagar Dam, Karnataka

One of the largest dams to be built on River Cauvery in Karnataka, the Krishnarajasagara Dam is a masonry dam. Krishna Raja Sagara, also popularly known as KRS, is the name of both a lake and the dam that creates it. It is located close to the settlement of Krishnarajasagara. The dam is across Kaveri River, in Mandya in Karnataka state, India.
Krishnarajasagar Dam, Karnataka
Height: 38 m
Opened: 1932
Impound: Kaveri
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4. Tungabhadra Dam, Karnataka.

The Tungabhadra Dam is constructed across the Tungabhadra River, a tributary of the Krishna River. The dam is near the town of Hospet in Karnataka. It is a multipurpose dam serving irrigation, electricity generation, flood control, etc.tungabhadra-dam

Address: Dam Rd, Hosapete, Karnataka 583225
Catchment area: 28,180 km²
Opened: 1953
Phone: 096665 25565
Owner: Karnataka

5.Mettur Dam, Tamil Nadu

Mettur Dam in Salem is one of the oldest dams of India. It stands at a height of 120 feet over the River Cauvery. It is the biggest dam in Tamil Nadu and also holds the highest power generating capacity. The Mettur Dam is in a scenic place surrounded by natural greenery.
Mettur Dam, Tamil Nadu

Height: 37 m
Opened: 1934
Length: 1,700 m
Create: Stanley Reservoir
Architect: Colonel W.M Ellis
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