Dam

Halali Dam

Puranic name of Amarkantak was Riksha parvat. It is not only the Narmada which arises from Amarkantak, because theson River, initially referred to as Jwalawanti of Johila, the Mahanadi and the Amadoh, which is a major early tributary of the Godavari, all rise from within the Amarkantak plateau.Among all the sacred rivers of India, the Narmada occupies a unique place. Legend has it that Lord Shiva blessed Narmada with unique purifying powers.

Kolar Dam

Kolar dam is located on 35 kms south-west of Bhopal city. It is built on Kolar river which is a tributary river of Narmada river. This dam is constructed near Lawakhweri village in Sehore district. This dam is mainly constructed for the purpose of arranging water availability to Bhopal city and for irrigation purpose in surrounding areas. Height of Kolar dam is 45 meters and its water storage capacity is 265 MCM. Dam water is a raw water source for Kolar Water Treatment Plant (KTP) which is managed by Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of Madhya Pradesh. This plant avails approx.

Bhadbhada Dam

The Bhadbhada dam is a set of 11 sluice gates at the south-east corner of Upper lake in Bhopal. It was constructed in 1965. The gates are used to control the outflow of water from the lake to Kaliasote river, and are usually opened only when the city receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon season.

Kerwa Dam

Kerwa dam is a popular picnic spot near Bhopal city. It is around 15kms from Bhopal city and very well connected by road. It was developed as an eco-tourism site where Bhopal people can spend their day while enjoying the scenic nature, birding, adventure games etc. It covers 69sq.kms. area which includes it catchment area. It is a multi-purpose dam which is used for generation of Hydro-electric power, fulfill water requirement of Bhopal city and to develop an eco-tourism site where people can visit to spend their weekend time and children can enjoy the picnic. 
 

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