Hirakud Dam


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Hirakud Dam Facts
Dam NameHirakud Dam
State NameOdisha
Type of damComposite Dam and Reservoir
Operated byOrissa Hydro Power Corporation Ltd.
Nearest CitySambalpur
ImpoundsMahanadi River
District NameSambalpur
Catchment Area83,400 km2 (32,201 sq mi)
Lat / Long21.533954, 83.875125
Total Storage Capacity5,896,000,000 m3
PurposeMultipurpose
Construction beganIn 1948
Opening dateIn 1957
Power Generation Capacity347.5 MW
Height60.96 meters
Length4.8 km
Spillway TypeOgee
Type of Spillway GatesRadial
Spillway Gates34
ProjectHirakud Dam Project



Last Updated on : December 15, 2015

     


     

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