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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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  • Saulaulim Dam and botanical garden is not so popular among tourist as it is little far from the beaches. The botanical garden is below the dam and one has to climb steep steps to reach the dam, the vi...  more »
  • In this place we hit accidentally, but it's worth it-dam. Magnificence can only be seen in rain, but in normal times there are to see and have a good time. A lot of green-beautiful park, funny dogs and delicious ice cream mango.
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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 »
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  • A sight to behold! To reach this dam, you have to drive through the countryside of Goa. The drive is amazing, roads are super clean and well built. You will drive through little villages & towns of Goa, and you will love it. On reaching the dam, you have to provide an ID proof & take the entrance ticket. Then you have to walk for sometime to reach the dam. The area around the dam is very well maintained botanical garden. Do take time to walk around. You have to climb a couple of stairs to reach on the top of the dam. And the view from there of the reservoir is breathtaking! Photography is not allowed on the top of the dam, and there are guards there to ensure the same. Also, do not forget to visit the spillway once you come down from the dam, it's a great place to see too. There is a small canteen here, which gives you basic juices, cold drinks & ice creams, and nothing more. So do pack some food, in case you might get hungry.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 footfall it's quite one of the smartest Specs.
  • An amazing place to visit, although timing would have a large role to play. We went there during the rainy season, so the water levels were high. The unique duck bill constitution allows for some spectacular sights when the water is overflowing in the damn. It was a treat.
  • 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 lot of schools have their picnics,maybe hikes over hear, thus place is perfect for bringing kids especially in Rainy season! On can see beautiful rainbow 🌈. Also makes your mind feel relaxed due to the environment and yes cleanliness is well maintained over hear!! I think it's one of the best places for picnics in Goa!!!!!!!!!!!!
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