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Salaulim Dam, Sanguem

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The Salaulim Dam located on the Salaulim River, a tributary of the Zuari River in Goa, India, is an integral component of the Salaulim Irrigation Project which envisages benefits of irrigation and drinking water supply. The dam is a composite earth-cum-masonry dam of height with a water spread area of 24km2. It was initially planned to provide irrigation to an ultimate potential of and water supply of 160 million litres per day to South Goa; the water supply component for domestic and industrial use is now increased to 380 MLD. The initial cost of the project when approved in 1971 was Rs. 9.61 crore, which, as of 2007, is estimated to cost Rs. 170 crores. However, the construction of the project was started in 1976 and the dam was completed in 2000, and the irrigation component is under final stages of completion having achieved an irrigation potential of 9,537 ha, as of 2007.GeographyThe project is located at Sirga about 5 km from the Sanguem town, in the Zuari River Basin, which is drained by the Zuari River which in turn is formed after the confluence of Selaulim (also spelled Salaulim) and Uguem Rivers in Sanguem taluk. The Salauilm dam is located on the Selaulim River (also known as Sanguem) near the Sanguem town. The river drains a catchment area of 227km2.Project featuresThe dam is a composite structure of earth-cum-masonry type of height above the deepest foundation level. The length of dam at the crest is and the reservoir water spread area (within Goa without inter-state implications) is 24km2. The dam structure has a volume content of 2.714 million cubic metres (MCM). The gross storage capacity of the reservoir is 234.361 MCM with the live or effective storage capacity fixed at 227.157 MCM. The spillway which is of the unique Duckbill type (Morning Glory type) is an ungated structure located in the gorge section with a length of which is designed to pass an estimated Design Flood Discharge of /s. Out the total live storage of about 227 MCM, 126 MCM is for irrigation and the balance 101 MCM is earmarked for domestic and industrial water use. As a result, 220 MLD of water is available for industrial and domestic use in South Goa, in addition to 160 MLD originally provided in the approved project.
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  • Must visit when you are in goa. Located in sanguem. For entry you should carry your id cards and fees as per charged you can even spend your whole day here by arranging a picnic here  more »
  • Botanical gardens herbal plants lush green with a lake hills ad lush green the most romantic place if you are u in luv with nature or otherwise .this is the right choice romance in the air .with low f...  more »
  • Friends, if you do not first time in Goa, then visit this site) a very nice garden and an impressive reservoir), you can take a walk and enjoy the wealth of nature, Goa)
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  • Best... 🙌... Very amazing, fabulous, pleasant view. Dam is very cleverly design without a doubt. The canal view is awesome, Damm high, Ridge. Thrilled to stand around there. The Dam's architecture is very finely and accurately described as result we see. Must visit. And yes here's a security guards are watching your activities for protecting, safety purposes. Thank you...
  • Beautiful dam by the way of its construction of water exit from the reservoir. This makes the dam unique form other. From the enterence we need to take a ticket and walk to the dam area, its hardly 1KM. There is well maintained beautiful garden in front if the dam. The place is not crowed so that you can enjoy the place. Restrooms are in the park area. Photography is not allowed in the dam.
  • A huge dam with the best surroundings. Great place for photography sessions. And a good picnic spot too.
  • A chance discovery in Goa, this will remain one of the most memorable places I've ever visited. The dam structure is mesmerising, and it is not very crowded. The best time to visit the dam would by on late July/early August, right after the monsoons, when the surroundings are lush green, and the water is flowing in full force.
  • Man made wonder, worth a visit away from the beaches of Goa. The view is breathtaking near the reservoir. They also have a well maintained botanical garden which is used by locals for picnics. Place is extremely peaceful overall

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