Trip to Wayanad - Karapuzha Dam

    Karapuzha Dam located in the Wayanad district of Kerala, is one of the biggest earth dams in India. Karapuzha Dam is located in the greenish and natural regions of Wayanad, Kerala on the Karapuzha River, a tributary of the Kabini River. Construction on the dam began in 1977 and it was complete in 2004. The purpose of the dam is irrigation and it left and right bank canals are still under construction.
 
Some places nearby Karapuzha dam are
  • Chembra Peak
  • Edakkal Cave
  • Kuruva Island
  • Soochippara Waterfalls
  • Muthanga
  • Lakkidi
Country India
Location Wayanad, Kerala
Coordinates 11°37′03.13″N 76°10′19.34″   ECoordinates: 11°37′03.13″N 76°10′19.34″E
Purpose Irrigation
Status Operational
Construction began 1977
Opening date 2004
Type of dam Ogee, radial gate-controlled
Height 28 m (92 ft)
Length 625 m (2,051 ft)
Impounds Karapuzha River
Type of spillway Gate-controlled
Spillway capacity 969 m3/s (34,220 cu ft/s)
Capacity 76,500,000 m3 (62,020 acre·ft)
Active capacity 72,000,000 m3 (58,371 acre·ft)
Inactive capacity 4,500,000 m3 (3,648 acre·ft)
Surface area 8.55 km2 (3 sq mi)
Normal elevation 763 m (2,503 ft)

Karapuzha Dam
Karapuzha Dam
Karapuzha Dam Back water
View from Karapuzha Dam


Karapuzha Dam B

Comments

  1. Beautiful photos, specially the first one. Loved it. I wish you best of luck for the contest.

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