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Koyna Dam, Satara
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The Koyna Dam is one of the largest dams in Maharashtra, India. It is a rubble-concrete dam constructed on Koyna River which rises in Mahabaleshwar, a hillstation in Sahyadri ranges. It is located in Koyna Nagar, Satara district, nestled in the Western Ghats on the state highway between Chiplun and Karad. The main purpose of dam is hydroelectricity with some irrigation in neighboring areas. Today the Koyna Hydroelectric Project is the largest completed hydroelectric power plant in India having a total installed capacity of. Due to its electricity generating potential Koyna river is considered as the 'life line of Maharashtra'.The spillway of the dam is located at the center. It has 6 radial gates. The dam plays a vital role of flood controlling in monsoon season.The catchment area dams the Koyna river and forms the Shivasagar Lake which is approximately 50km in length. It is one of the largest civil engineering projects commissioned after Indian independence. The Koyna hydro-electric project is run by the Maharashtra State Electricity Board.
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  • This is nice place and you can view from city. Not allowed to go inside the Dam. Very nice view dam. 
  • The main source of drinking water in the West Maharashtra, this dam is situated in a beautiful place in the Sahyadri mountain ranje. Now you cannot go near dam or visit/walk on the wall due to securit...  more »
  • It is great place to visit and enjoy after monsoon sets in and winter too. There few resorts neat dam and all have great location and really tranquility around. You can visit with family and friends a...  more »