Vishwamitri Dam

Vishwamitri Dam
Vishwamitri Dam is located in Maharashtra
Vishwamitri Dam
Location of Vishwamitri Dam in Maharashtra
Official nameVishwamitri Dam
Coordinates20°24′50″N 76°46′12″E / 20.4137907°N 76.769971°E / 20.4137907; 76.769971Coordinates: 20°24′50″N 76°46′12″E / 20.4137907°N 76.769971°E / 20.4137907; 76.769971
Opening date1996
Owner(s)Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarthfill
ImpoundsVishwamitri river
Height21.06 m (69.1 ft)
Length1,275 m (4,183 ft)
Dam volume565 km3 (136 cu mi)
Total capacity0 km3 (0 cu mi)
Surface area1,766 km2 (682 sq mi)

Vishwamitri Dam, is an earthfill dam on Vishwamitri river near Patur in Akola district in the state of Maharashtra in India.


The height of the dam above its lowest foundation is 21.06 m (69.1 ft) while the length is 1,275 m (4,183 ft). The volume content is 565 km3 (136 cu mi) and gross storage capacity is 10,116.00 km3 (2,426.96 cu mi).[1]


  • Irrigation

See also


  1. ^ "Specifications of large dams in India" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
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