Katepurna Dam

Katepurna Dam
Katepurna Dam is located in Maharashtra
Katepurna Dam
Location of Katepurna Dam in Maharashtra
Official nameKatepurna Dam D01237
LocationAkola, Maharashtra
Coordinates20°28′49″N 77°09′25″E / 20.4801831°N 77.1568107°E / 20.4801831; 77.1568107Coordinates: 20°28′49″N 77°09′25″E / 20.4801831°N 77.1568107°E / 20.4801831; 77.1568107
Construction began1974
Opening date1974[1]
Owner(s)Government of Maharashtra
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarthfill
ImpoundsKatepurna river
Height29.5 m (97 ft)
Length2,000 m (6,600 ft)
Dam volume693,000 m3 (24,500,000 cu ft)
Total capacity86,350,000 m3 (3.049×109 cu ft)
Surface area12.430 km2 (4.799 sq mi)

The Katepurna Dam is an earthfill dam on the Katepurna River situated at Mahan, near Barshi Takali, Akola district, in the state of Maharashtra in India. It serves the city of Akola and the surrounding suburbs.it provides water to over 8lakh citizens of Akola and 69 sorrounding villages


The height of the dam above its lowest foundation is 29.5 m (97 ft), while the length is 2,000 m (6,600 ft). Its volume is 693,000 m3 (24,500,000 cu ft), and its gross storage capacity is 97,670,000 m3 (3.449×109 cu ft).[2]


  • Irrigation
  • Water Supply

See also


  1. ^ "Katepurna D01237". Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
  2. ^ Specifications of large dams in India Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
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