Lower Pus Dam

Lower Pus Dam
Lower Pus Dam is located in Maharashtra
Lower Pus Dam
Location of Lower Pus Dam in Maharashtra
Official nameLower Pus Dam D02869
LocationMahagaon
Coordinates19°49′53″N 77°39′58″E / 19.8314403°N 77.6662159°E / 19.8314403; 77.6662159Coordinates: 19°49′53″N 77°39′58″E / 19.8314403°N 77.6662159°E / 19.8314403; 77.6662159
Opening date1983[1]
Owner(s)Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarthfill
ImpoundsPus river
Height28 m (92 ft)
Length3,346 m (10,978 ft)
Dam volume6,167 km3 (1,480 cu mi)
Reservoir
Total capacity59,630 km3 (14,310 cu mi)
Surface area15,890 km2 (6,140 sq mi)

Lower Pus Dam, is an earthfill dam on Pus river near Mahagaon, Yavatmal district in state of Maharashtra in India. There is another downstream dam near Pusad town called Upper Pus Dam which was built in 1971.[2][3] Other nearby dams are Arunawati Dam in Digras built in 1994 and Isapur Dam built in 1982.[4][5][6]

Pus river originates in Ajantha range. It flows through Pusad, confluences with Penganga River [7] near Mahur in Nanded district of Maharashtra. Penganga River flows into Wardha River,[7] which in turn into Pranhita River,[7] and Pranhita in turn flows in to Godavari river[7] which end in the Bay of Bengal just east of Rajahmundry in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Hydrology

Dam details

Specifications

The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 28 m (92 ft) while the length is 3,346 m (10,978 ft). The volume content is 6,167 km3 (1,480 cu mi) and gross storage capacity is 81,160.00 km3 (19,471.32 cu mi).[8]

Purpose

  • Irrigation

See also

References

  1. ^ "Lower Pus D02869". Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Specifications of large dams in India" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Upper Pus (Pus) D01030". Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  4. ^ Specifications of large dams in India Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Isapur D02978". Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  6. ^ Specifications of large dams in India Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b c d Penganga river, telangana360.com, accessed 6 November 2019.
  8. ^ Specifications of large dams in India Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
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