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Mettur Dam, Salem

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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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  • A Jewel in the crown of the Mettur Dam@Stanley Reservoir, the 16 Bridge surplus gates are a visual treat to watch when the dam brims to its full capacity and overflows.  more »
  • People love to see dam then don't miss when you come to salem, so mettur is located 60KM only. When more water is there then it would be good.  more »
  • .. Water table was low when we visited; people were doing Poojas .. Hygiene level was very poor .. Local crowd was poor  more »

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