Indravati Dam is a gravity dam on the Indravati River a tributary of Godavari, about 90 km from Bhawanipatna in the state of Odisha in India. It is connected to the main Indravati reservoir via 4.32 km long and 7 m dia head race tunnel designed for a discharge capacity of 210 cumecs and terminating in a surge shaft. Currently it is the largest power producing dam in eastern India with a capacity of 600 MW.
Indravati Dam at Mukhiguda
|Official name||Upper Indravati Power Station|
|Location||30km from Nabarangpur, Odisha|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Gravity, masonry|
|Height||45 m (148 ft)|
|Length||539 m (1,768 ft)|
|Total capacity||2,300,000,000 m3 (1,900,000 acre⋅ft)|
|Catchment area||2,630 km2 (1,020 sq mi)|
|Surface area||110 km2 (42 sq mi)|
|Upper Indravati Power Station|
|Turbines||4 x 150 Francis-type|
|Installed capacity||600 MW|
The height of the Dam is 45 m (148 ft) and the length is 539 m (1,768 ft).
The main purpose of the dam was Hydroelectricity and irrigation.The projct was operating and maintaining by Govt. of Odisha and Water Resources Department.The dam was completed by Govt. of Odisha in 1996.
The Upper Indravati Project envisages diversion of water of the Indravati river in its upper reaches into the Mahanadi river basin for power generation and irrigation. In addition to the power house, the project involved construction of 4 dams across the Indravati and its tributaries, 8 dykes and two inter-linking channels to form a single reservoir with a live capacity of 1,435.5 Million m3 and a barrage across Hati river in Mahanadi river basin.