Gangrel Dam

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Gangrel Dam
Gangrel Dam is located in Chhattisgarh
Gangrel Dam
Location of Gangrel Dam in Chhattisgarh
Country India
Location Dhamtari District
Coordinates 20°37′36″N 81°33′36″E / 20.62667°N 81.56000°E / 20.62667; 81.56000Coordinates: 20°37′36″N 81°33′36″E / 20.62667°N 81.56000°E / 20.62667; 81.56000
Status Operational
Opening date 1979
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth-fill
Impounds Mahanadi River
Height 30.5 m (100 ft)
Length 1,830 m (6,004 ft)
Dam volume 1,776,000 m3 (2,322,920 cu yd)
Spillway capacity 17,230 m3/s (608,472 cu ft/s)
Creates Ravishankar Reservoir
Total capacity 910,500,000 m3 (1.190889039×109 cu yd)
Active capacity 766,890,000 m3 (1.003054250×109 cu yd)
Surface area 95 km2 (37 sq mi)[1]
Normal elevation 333 m (1,093 ft)

Gangrel Dam (हिन्दी: गंगरेल बाँध) also known as the Ravishankar Sagar named in the name of Ravishankar Shukla located in Chhattisgarh, India. It is built across the Mahanadi River. It is located in Dhamtari district, about 17 km from Dhamtari and about 90 km from Raipur. It is the longest dam in Chhattisgarh. This dam supplies year round irrigation, allowing farmers to harvest two crops per year and key water supplier of Bhilai Steel Plant. The dam also supplies 10 MW of hydro-electric power capacity.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register for Large Dams" (PDF). India: Central Water Commission. 2009. pp. 194–197. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  2. ^ Chhattisgarh: Gangrel Dam water released into Mahanadi

External links

  • Gangrel dam in wikimapia
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