Dhom Dam, Panchgani

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Dhom Dam, is an earthfill and gravity dam on Krishna river near Wai in state of Maharashtra in India.SpecificationsThe height of the dam above lowest foundation is 50m while the length is 2478m. The volume content is 6335km3 and gross storage capacity is 13.80 TMC or 382270.00km3.Purpose Irrigation- The construction of this dam started at 1976. The major purpose of this dam is the supply of water to the agriculture, to the industries, and for the drinking water supply to the majorly for Wai, Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar and the surrounding villages on the bank of dam. This dam was supplied the water to agricultural land of the Wai, Koregaon, Satara, Javli and Khandala talukas. The catchment area dams the Krishna River and forms the Dhom Lake which is approximately 20 km (11 mi) in length. Completed in 1982, it is one of the largest civil engineering projects commissioned after Indian independence. The Dhom electricity project is run by the Maharashtra State Electricity Board. Dhom dam mades the lake to the storage capacity of 14 T.M.C. Hydroelectricity- The dhom generates the electricity of 4 MG from the basement electricity house.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Wowwwww!! August is best time to visit this amazing lake due to Lake gets filled with clean rain water. Yes water is blue and clean.. Were you can swim and do camping ⛺ if you have your own kits avail...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    If you are a nature lover and planning to go to Mahabaleshwar or Panchgani, you can not miss this place. This is just awesome. I always go to this place whenever I go to Mahabaleshwar or Panchgani. It...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    It is just beautiful. 9 Kms from Wai gaav. The dam is surrounded by mountain. Bajirao Mastani climax scene was shot here. In monsoon this place is enchanting. Few rides are available here. Also camel ...  more »

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