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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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  • 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 lov...  more »
  • It was an awesome place as u can see the water been collected just in middle of mountains around Just make sure u have enough snacks with u as the food options are not available there.  more »
  • We randomly read about this location on a blogpost and looking at the pictures, thought of giving a visit. When we reached there, we were in for a breath-taking experience. The place is located off th...  more »
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  • 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
  • Decently maintained garden, unique kickball shaped dam. Not too many tourist crowd in the afternoon..monsoon or just after best time to visit.. early morning or around 4-5pm. Small canteen rest no eating joints..help keep India clean..
  • An amazing place to visit for all times of the year. The place has been developed by Goa Forest Department and they have done a really nice job. Remember to carry an ID card with address on it. They charge INR 20 per adult for entry. The place is a good hangout spot though the canteen is just namesake and there aren't any good options. The place also has nursery where you can buy saplings. A lot to do, try visiting around opening time, the place will take around 2-3 hours easy for you to absorb everything that it to offer. Photography at the dam is prohibited with security guards and CCTVs installed.
  • A wow place with well maintained garden, scenery, bowl shape dam.. For best experience you should visit after Manson in late August or early September in mrng time.. The view of garden from the top (dam) is good..

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