Largest And Famous Dams In Karnataka (India)

  • August 23, 2019

Most of the tourist wants to visit Hill stations as well as beaches and also temples but the reservoirs and also backwaters is an interesting place to visit. Karnataka contains amazing backwaters which are provides scenic view and also that places contains facilities like boating as well as coracle ride, wildlife travel and so on because of that that place becomes an integral part of Karnataka tourism. So, here we are describing information about the biggest as well as the largest and famous dams in Karnataka.

1. Supa Dam


Largest And Famous Dams In Karnataka (India)

Supa Dam is located at joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district as well as that dam is one of the most famous dams of the Karnataka state of India and the main thing is that the Supa Dam is constructed across the Kali River.

Supa Dam is generally used for generating electricity as well as Construction of the Supa dam was begun in 1974 or in 1987 that Dam is opened. Supa Dam is handled as well as operated by the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited as well as Supa Dam was built by the HSCL (Hindustan SteelWorks Construction Limited) or Height of the Supa Dam is 101 m means approximately 331 ft as well as length of that dam is 332 m (approximately 1,089 ft).

2. Almatti Dam


Almatti Dam

Almatti Dam is located at the Almatti, Nidgundi, Bijapur district of Karnataka as well as official name of the Almatti Dam is Upper Krishna-I (Almatti) or that dam is a hydroelectric project and also and Upper Krishna Irrigation Project on the Krishna River.

Opening date of the Almatti Dam is July 2006 as well as Almatti Dam provides various features for entertain visitors like musical fountains as well as boating and so on. Height of the Almatti Dam is 524.26ft as well as 1565.15 ft is a Length of the Almatti Dam and also Operators of the Almatti Dam is Karnataka Power Corporation Limited or construction cost of the Almatti Dam is ₹5.20 billion.

3. Hemavathi Dam


Hemavathi Dam

Hemavathi Dam is one of the most famous dams of the Karnataka state of India as well as the Hemavati Dam is built over the Hemavathi River and also a tributary of the River Kaveri. Hemavati Dam was constructed in 1979 as well as the Height of the Hemavati Dam is 58 meters and also Hemavati Dam is a 4692 meters long. When Hemavati Dam was constructed at that time the water levels of that dam is submerged an ancient church which are called Shettihalli Rosary Church.

4. Kabini Dam


Kabini Dam

Kabini Dam is constructed near the Beechanahalli village and that village is in the Heggadadevanakote of the Mysore district Karnataka as well as Kabini Dam is one of the famous dames of the Karnataka state of India and also Kabini Dam is a small Dam.

Kabini Dam is built on the kabini River as well as Kabini Dam provides water for combined system of the Sagaredoddakere and also for the Upper Nugu Dams. Length of the Kabini Dam is 696 meters as well as in 1974 Kabini Dam is built and also catchment area of the Kabini Dam is 2,141.90 km2. Kabini Dam is caters the need of the more than 22 villages as well as 14 hamlets and also that dam is a prominent source of drinking water to the Bengaluru.

5. Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam


Krishna Raja Sagar

Krishna Raja Sagar dam is also known as a KRS dam as well as KRS dam is one of the famous dam of the Karnataka. In1924, Krishna Raja Sagar dam was constructed by the Sir M.Visvesvaraya or that dam was built across river Kaveri.

Krishna Raja Sagar dam is located at the Mandya of the Karnataka state as well as Brindavan Gardens is an ornamental garden which are attached to the dam or that garden is very popular and an attraction for the tourists in Mysore. Main source of the water of Krishna Raja Sagar dam is districts of Mysore as well as also Bangalore and later which flows to the Tamil Nadu.

6. Tungabhadra Dam


Tungabhadra Dam

Tungabhadra Dam is one of the best and also famous dams of Karnataka as well as Tungabhadra Dam is also considered as biggest dam of the Karnataka and also Tungabhadra Dam is also known as a Pampa Sagar or that Tungabhadra Dam is located at the Hosapete, Ballari district of Karnataka.

Tungabhadra Dam is built across the Tungabhadra River in Hospet as well as that dam is a multi-purpose dam means that dam provides drinking water as well as Tungabhadra Dam is also used for electricity generation and also provides water for irrigation. Surface area of the Tungabhadra Dam is 350 km2 (approximately 140 sq mi) as well as in 1949 the construction of that dam was begin or that dam was open on the 1953.

7. Vani Vilasa Sagara


Vani Vilasa Sagara

Vani Vilasa Sagara dam is also known as a Mari Kanive dam as well as that Mari Kanive dam is one of the most famous dams of the Karnataka and also the Vani Vilasa Sagara dam is located at Chitradurga district of Karnataka.

Vani Vilasa Sagara dam is oldest dam of Karnataka as well as Vani Vilasa Sagara dam is situated in the Chitradurga or also Vani Vilasa Sagara dam is built by the Mysore Maharajas and also built before independence and built across the Vedavathi River. Vani Vilasa Sagara dam is built during pre-independence age or that dam is about 20 km far away from the south-westerly to Hiriyur and also 32 km north-easterly to the Hosadurga or 180 km north-westerly to the Bangalore.