Bhadbhada Dam

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Bhadbhada dam
Official name Bhadbhada dam
Location Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Coordinates 23°12′30″N 77°22′44″E / 23.20833°N 77.37889°E / 23.20833; 77.37889Coordinates: 23°12′30″N 77°22′44″E / 23.20833°N 77.37889°E / 23.20833; 77.37889
Opening date 1965
Creates Upper Lake (Bhopal)
Total capacity 117.05×10^6 m3 (4.134×10^9 cu ft)

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.[1] The gates are used to control the outflow of water from the lake to Kaliasote river,[2] and are usually opened only when the city receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon season. It has a full tank level of 1666.80 feet.[3][not in citation given]


  1. ^ "EPCO Bhopal". Archived from the original on 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  2. ^ "Army to join in desilting of Upper Lake". Urban Development and Housing Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh. 30 January 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Bhopal records highest rainfall in 33 years". The Hindu. 15 August 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-31.

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