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Mettur Dam, Salem

(2.9/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
The total length of the dam is 1,700 m (5,600 ft). The dam creates Stanley Reservoir. The Mettur Hydro Electrical power project is also quite large. The dam, the park, the major Hydro Electric power stations and hills on all sides make Mettur a tourist attraction. Upstream from the dam is Hogenakal Falls.

The government of India's water resources ministry site[1] the Mettur dam is an old multipurpose project of the south Indian state (province) of Tamil Nadu across the Cauvery river. It irrigates 1,310 km2 (510 sq mi) of land each year. Its installed capacity for hydro-power generation is 32 MW.

The maximum level of the dam is 120 ft (37 m) and the maximum capacity is 93.4 tmc ft.
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  • Dam with good park, plenty of path to walk around and there is a view point with historical pictures of dam construction  more »
  • Good weekend getaway with family and friends as quick outing. Nothing much except the dam and the drive.  more »
  • Its a good place for one day picnic. Big park also available. you can spend time with your family and friends. Children love to play in the park. Its a good place for walking also. All type of fresh f...  more »