Dams in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a self-reliant state which boasts great power generation techniques. The water from natural sources like glaciers and rains are collected in the dams. These dams then act as large water storage tanks which are used for harvesting energy. The water from these hydroelectric dams is used to generate power which is used for consumption, irrigation, industrial use, aquaculture and navigability. Uttarakhand not only supplies electricity within the state but it also provides it to the neighboring cities.

List of dams in Uttarakhand

Baigul Dam

The astounding Baigul Dam is situated in Udham Singh Nagar of Uttarakhand.  The dam is built on Baigul and Sukhli rivers and the basin is Ganga River.  The nearest city from Baigul Dam is Sitarganj,...

Baur Dam

The Baur Dam is a distinguished dam situated in Bajpur in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand state. It is a type TE Dam, having a height of 17.98 metres and length of 9,500 metres. The basin of...

Bhimtal Dam

The Bhimtal Dam is situated 20 km downhill from Nainital district, located near a 17th-century temple. The dam is built on a natural gap in the eastern side of the 155 acres water sheet of Nainital, U...

Dhauliganga Dam

The Dhauliganga Dam is a concrete face and earth-fill embankment dam. It is  built on Dhauliganga River near Dharchula in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. This dam was constructed and operated by...

Dhora Dam

The astounding Dhora Dam is situated in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand state. This type TE Dam was built on Kichha River. The basin area of this dam is the holy Ganga River. The Dhora Dam h...

Haripura Dam

The Haripura dam is an earthen embankment dam, built on Bhakra River in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand. River Ganga is the basin area of this dam. The dam has a height of 10.98 meters and l...

Ichari Dam

The Ichari Dam is a concrete gravity dam built on Tons River, about 13 km north of Dakpathar in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. The Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (UJVN) is the owner of this dam....

Koteshwar Dam

Koteshwar Dam is built on Bhagirathi River in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is a run-of-the- river type dam which is 97.5 metres tall and 300.5 metres long. The holy river Ganga is the bas...

Maneri Dam – Maneri Bhali Hydroelectric Project

The Maneri Dam is a concrete gravity dam built on the Bhagirathi River, located at Maneri about 8.5 km (5.3 mi) east of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand. It is a run-of-the-river type dam which was ...

Nanak Sagar Dam

Nanak Sagar Dam is an earthen embankment dam situated in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand state. The Nanak Sagar Dam is 16.5 meters high and 19200 meters long. Ganga River serves as the basin...

Ramganga Dam (Kalagarh Dam)

The Ramganga Dam also referred to as Kalagarh Dam, is an earth and rock-fill embankment dam built on Ramganga River about 3 km upstream of Kalagarh in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. This dam i...

Srinagar Hydro Electric Project

The Srinagar Hydro Electric Project is a hydroelectric power plant built on Alaknanda River. It is situated at Srinagar in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. The power plant has an installed power...

Tehri Dam

The remarkable Tehri Dam or Tehri Dam Reservoir is the tallest dam in India and also one of the tallest in the world. The Tehri Dam is a multi-purpose rock and 260.5 metres (855 ft) earth-fill embank...

Tumaria Dam

Tumaria Dam having a height of 15.9 meters and 10,000 metres long is built on Phika River. The pious river Ganga serves as the basin area of this dam. The Tumaria dam was completed and commissioned in...

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