DMPQ Premium-Discuss the major hydro water projects located in Andhra pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh has the advantage of having most of the east flowing rivers in the state bringing in copious supplies from the Western and Eastern Ghats and up to Bay of Bengal.

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam built across the Krishna river forming boundary between Telangana and Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh state. The dam and reservoir has the second biggest water reservoir in India of 405 TMC gross storage capacity.

Srisailam Dam

constructed on the Krishna river at the border of Telangana and Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The dam is located in the deep gorge in the Nallamala Hills and has the 2nd largest capacity hydroelectric project in the country.

Prakasham Barrage

Prakasham Barrage across the Krishna river is located at the outskirts of Vijayawada in Krishna district and the barrage also serves as a road bridge over a lake. The dam and lake are one of the major tourist attraction of Vijayawada.

Dowleswaram Barrage

Dowleswaram Barrage across the Godavari river in Dowleswaram was built on the last stretch of the Godavari before it empties into the Bay of Bengal. The dam and reservoir has 2.93 Tmcft gross storage capacity and one of the famous Barrage in India.

Polavaram Dam

Polavaram Dam across the Godavari river is a multi-purpose irrigation project under construction in Andhra Pradesh. The dam site will have canal,tunnels and underground hydro electric station and reservoir has live storage 75.2 tmcft.

Jalaput Dam

Jalaput Dam is built across the Machkund river near by border of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in Visakhapatnam district. Jalaput Dam and Reservoir has six power generation units and one of the major source Hydroelectric power stations in the state.

 

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