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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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  • Avoid trip to tamilnadu....police misguides tourists....they make one-way arrangements according to them....we faced this inconvinience every time we went on trip to Tamilnadu....so no more trip to th...  more »
  • Mettur dam is a very nice place to visit. A cool breeze in this place makes us to enjoy with our family. The dam is very big. It is a good place to spend quality time  more »
  • The Dam is very large situated in Salem. The lake view point is very excellent. Children will enjoy this place has the lake surrounded with park and play area.  more »