PABR Dam

Penna Ahobilam Balancing Reservoir (PABR) is an irrigation project located across Penna River in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh state in India.[1][2][3][4][5] Anantapur city gets its drinking water from the PABR. The reservoir with live storage capacity of 305 million cubic metres is mainly fed by Tungabhadra high level canal originating from the Tungabhadra Dam to the extent of 10 Tmcft water. [6] A 20 MW hydro electric power station is also constructed at the dam site.

After the death of eminent irrigation engineer K. Sriramakrishnaiah in the year 2002, the Penna Ahobilam balancing reservoir is renamed in memory of him as "Dr. K. Sriramakrishnaiah Penna Ahobilam balancing reservoir" by the Andhra Pradesh government.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. 14 January 2006. Archived from the original on 16 January 2006. Retrieved 1 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. 4 February 2011. Archived from the original on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. 14 March 2010. Archived from the original on 24 March 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. 1 January 2011. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. 12 August 2010. Archived from the original on 16 August 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "PennaI Ahobilam (Dr._K.S.P.A.B.R.) dam, CWC WRIS data". Retrieved 9 May 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


Coordinates: 14°47′26″N 77°17′59″E / 14.79056°N 77.29972°E / 14.79056; 77.29972