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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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  • A dam which has helped in making Maharashtra a Sujalam, Sufalam place in India. It generates electricity thru stage 1, stage II, Stage III, Stage IV and Stage V. We had an oppertuinity to visit all st...  more »
  • There is nothing much to see in Koyna dam other than the drive from Chiplun city is very good, where range of moumntains and plateaus will still your mind with clear blue sky. The authority don't allo...  more »
  • A large dam and nice view of dam from the NEhru Garden on top of the hill. Can't go and have a close look. Forest around and very calm place. Three to four hotels near the dam for stay and food.  more »