Pashulok Barrage

The Pashulok Barrage is a barrage located on the Ganges River just south of Rishikesh in Dehradun district, Uttarakhand, India.

Pashulok Barrage
Pashulok Barrage is located in Uttarakhand
Pashulok Barrage
Location of Pashulok Barrage in Uttarakhand
Coordinates30°04′27″N 78°17′18″E / 30.07417°N 78.28833°E / 30.07417; 78.28833Coordinates: 30°04′27″N 78°17′18″E / 30.07417°N 78.28833°E / 30.07417; 78.28833
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsGanges River
Length320 m (1,050 ft)
Spillway capacity13,200 m3/s (466,154 cu ft/s)
Catchment area21,400 km2 (8,263 sq mi)
Normal elevation330 m (1,083 ft)[1]
Power Station
Commission date1980
Hydraulic head32.5 m (107 ft)
Turbines4 x 36 MW (48,000 hp) Kaplan-type
Installed capacity144 MW (193,000 hp)

Chilla Power PlantEdit

In a run-of-the-river scheme, the main purpose of the barrage is to divert water into a canal on the east bank of the river which feeds water to the Chilla Power Plant downstream at 29°58′34″N 78°13′11″E / 29.97611°N 78.21972°E / 29.97611; 78.21972 (Chilla Power Plant), 4 km (2 mi) upstream of Haridwar. The power station contains four 36 megawatts (48,000 hp) Kaplan turbine-generators for an installed capacity of 144 megawatts (193,000 hp). The change in elevation between the plant's intake and tailrace affords is a hydraulic head of 32.5 m (107 ft). The design discharge of the plant is 560 m3/s (19,776 cu ft/s).[2]

See alsoEdit


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  1. ^ Jain, Sharad K.; Agarwal, Pushpendra K.; Singh, Vijay P. (2007). Hydrology and water resources of India. Dordrecht: Springer. p. 384. ISBN 978-1-4020-5179-1.
  2. ^ "Chilla Power Plant (4x36=144MW)". Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited. Retrieved 11 July 2011.