1. Sardar Sarovar Dam
The Sardar Sarovar Dam is built on the Narmada River in the western part of India in the state of Gujarat.
Height: 138.68 meters
Height (base) : 163 m (535 ft)
Length: 1,210 m (3,970 ft)
Location : Navagam, Kevadia, India
Construction started from April: 1987
Opening Date: 17 September 2017
Construction cost: ₹ 25 billion
Owner(s) Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan.
Sardar Sarovar Dam Project is a very important project for generating electricity from large volume of water.
Sardar Sarovar Dam can supply water and electricity to 4 major states of India (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan).
Sardar Sarovar Yojana was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru on April 5, 1961.
2. Ukai Dam
Ukai Dam is built around Tapi River in Surat district of Gujarat state in India. This dam is located 94 km from Surat city. The view of this dam reservoir is second only to Sardar Sarovar in Gujarat.
Ukai Dam is also known as Vallabh Dam. The dam was built in 1972 for flood control, power generation and irrigation.
It has a catchment area of about 62,255 km2 (sq km), spreading water over about 52,000 hectares, making it the size of the Bhakhra Nangal Dam.
Location : Tapi District
Construction started in 1964
Date of opening 1972
The construction cost is Rs 1389.6 million
The official name of this dam is Ukai Water Resources Project. The construction of this dam was started in the year 1964 and in 1972 Rs. The work was completed and opened at a cost of Rs. 1389.6 million.
Ukai Dam is built on Tapi river flowing in Surat.
3. Ajawa Dam
This dam is third in the list of top 10 largest dams in Gujarat.
Ajwa Dam is located about 10 miles from the city of Vadodara in the Indian state of Gujarat. Jagannath Sadashiv Hete, also known as Jagannath Sadashivji, was selected as the engineer to build the dam.
Length 5,000 m (16,000 ft)
Catchment area 195 sq m (75 sq mi)
Ajwa Dam was built in the early 20th century by Sayajirao Gaekwad Eee, ruler of Baroda (Vadodara).
The main purpose behind building this dam was to provide water to the rich people of Vadodara. But the king built a dam 3 times bigger which could meet the water needs of 300,000 people.
The dam is 5 km long and can store water at an elevation of about 211 feet above sea level (this is taken as the overflow level).
The floor of the reservoir is about 196 feet. And it is connected to Vishwamitra river flowing in Vadodara and when there is overflow or flood condition all the water is sent to Vishwamitra river.
The dam has 62 gates. And during the dry season, water is released from this dam into the branch canal of Sardar lake.
4. Dharoi Dam
Dharoi Dam is a type of gravity dam and is the fourth in the list of top 10 largest dams in Gujarat district in today’s article.
A dam has been constructed on the Sabarmati river in Kheralu taluka near Dharoi in Mehsana district in the northern part of the state of Gujarat, India. This dam is built for irrigation and electricity generation.
Location : Mehsana and Sabarkantha Districts
Purpose Irrigation and water supply
Construction started in 1971
Date of opening 1978
The construction cost is 960 million rupees
The official name of this dam is Dharoi Dam. This dam is located in Mehsana and Sabarkantha districts of Gujarat state of India.
The construction of the dam started in 1971 and was completed in 1978. 960 million rupees have been spent for the construction of this dam.
The main purpose of construction of this dam is irrigation and water supply.
5. Nayaka Dam
Nayaka Dam is located on the Bhogavo River near Surendranagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. This dam is an earthen dam.
Nayaka Dam is an earthen dam type of dam and is the main source of water. These dams also help in controlling floods.
Official Name: Bhogavo-e Water Resources Project
Location Gautamgadh, Sayla, Surendranagar District
Date of opening 1961
Construction cost Rs 75.03 lakh
Closed soil type
The official name of Nayaka Dam is Bhogavo-1 Water Resources Project. Which is located at Gautamagadh, Sayala, Surendranagar District, etc.
The main purpose behind building these dams is irrigation. Rs. 75.03 lakh has been spent on its construction.
The dam was built in 1961 and was inaugurated at this time.
6. Kamleswar Dam
Kamleswar Dam is also known as “Hiran-1 Dam”. A dam has been constructed in the middle of the Hiran river flowing in the Visavadar taluka of the Indian state of Gujarat.
The size of Kamleswar Dam is 764 hectares.
Kamleswar Dam is located in Gir Forest National Park. And this dam is built for irrigation purpose. The dam was completed in 1959.
Kamleshwar Dam is known for crocodiles and local birds.
Location : Visavadar
Date of opening 1959
Spillway capacity 1,034 m (3,392 ft)
The official name of Kamleshwar Dam is “Hiran-1 Dam”. Because it is built on Hiran river. This dam is located around Visavadar.
The Kamleshwar Dam was completed in 1959 and opened to the public.
The spillway capacity of Kamleshwar Dam is 1,034 meters i.e. 3,392 feet.
7. Sukhi Dam
Sukhi Dam is a shallow type of dam. It is built on Sukhi river near Dungarwat village in Vadodara district of Gujarat state, India.
The net objective behind the construction of Sukhi Dam is to irrigate 31,532 hectares (77,920 acres) from the 350 km long canal.
Sukhi Dam was built between 1978 and 1987. The dam is of earth filled type with masonry spillway section.
Location Vadodara District
Construction started in 1978
1987 is opening
A Sukhi dam is of the “closed, earth-filled” type. Which is located in Vadodara.
The construction of the dam started in 1978 and was completed after 9 years in 1987. The dam was then opened to the public. The main purpose of construction of this dam is irrigation.
8. Willingdon Dam
When we hear the name Willingdon Dam, we think that this dam must be located in a foreign city. But it is not so. The dam is located near Datar hills in Junagadh district of Gujarat state, India. And this dam is built on Kalwa River.
Willingdon Dam was built when India was under British rule. That is why it is named after the then Governor of India, Marquess Willingdon.
Blocks the river Kalwa
The famous temple of Sant Jamial Shah Datar is situated on those hills hence these hills are also called Datar Hills. This place is famous for being Hindu and Muslim. There are 2500 steps on these hills. And its height is 847 meters.
9. Panam Dam
Panam Dam is built on the Panam River. Which is situated in Santrampur taluka of Mahisagar district of Gujarat state of India.
Panam river is a tributary of Mahisagar river. Which originates from Devag Bariya Taluka of Dahod District.
Panam River merges with Mahisagar River, 25 km downstream from Panam Dam.
Location Mahisagar District
Construction started in 1971
Opening date 1999
Construction cost Rs 128.57 crore
Spillway capacity 10,075 m3.s
Panam Dam is located in Mahisagar district. The construction of the dam started in 1971 and was completed in 1999. For the construction of this dam Rs. 128.57 crores.
The spillway capacity of this dam is 10,075 m3. S is
10. Dholidhaja Dam
Dholidhja Dam is located in the urban areas of Dudhreja municipality near Surendranagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat.
Location Surendranagar, Gujarat
Date of opening 1959
Closed soil type
Length 3891 m
Dholidhaja Dam is the last dam in this article among the top 10 largest dams in Gujarat. The official name of this dam is Bhogavo-2 (Vadhvan), Dam. Because it is built on the river Bhogavo.
Dholidhaja Dam is built in Surendranagar district of Gujarat state. The dam was opened to the public in 1969.
Dholidhaja dam is an earthen dam. Its length is 3,891 meters.
The main purpose of constructing Dholidhaja Dam is to provide drinking and useful water to 300,000 to 400,000 residents of Surendranagar, Wadhwan, Joravarnagar and Ratanpar.