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Bhakra dam

Bhakra dam
Gobindsagar reservoir
Bhakra dam
Location:Himachal Pradesh (India)
Tributaries:Satluj, Seer Khadd
Larger cities on the shore:Bilaspur
Major cities nearby:Hoshiarpur
Coordinates31 ° 24 ′ 39 ″ N, 76 ° 26 ′ 0 ″ O 31.41083333333376.433333333333 Coordinates: 31 ° 24 ′ 39 ″ N, 76 ° 26 ′ 0 ″ E
Data on the structure
Lock type: Gravity dam
Construction time: 1948–1963
Height above valley floor: 167.64 m
Height above foundation level: 225.55 m
Height of the structure crown: 518.16 m
Building volume: 4,130,000 m³
Crown length: 518.16 m
Crown width: 9.14 m
Base width: 190.5 m
Power plant output: 1,361 MW
Operator: Bhakra Beas Management Board
Data on the reservoir
Altitude (at congestion destination) 512.06 m
Water surface 168.35 km²
Reservoir length 96.56 km
Storage space 6007 million m³
Total storage space: 7551 million m³
Catchment area56,980 km²
Design flood: 8,372 m³ / s

The Bhakra dam (or Bhakra Nangal Dam; Bhakra Dam) is a large dam in the district of Bilaspur in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Your barrier structure is a 226 m high concrete gravity dam, the highest of its kind in India[1] and one of the highest on earth.[2] The dam is located on the Satluj near the border of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh at the point where the Siwaliks break through.[3] It is owned by the government of the Punjab. The 166 km² Gobindsagar reservoir the dam was named after the GuruGobind Singh.

The dam is part of the Bhakra Nangal Project, whose goals are flood protection in the Satluj valley, irrigation and electricity generation. The dam will irrigate 40,000 km² of fields in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. There is a power house on both sides of the river. The total installed capacity of the 10 vertical Francis turbines is 1361 MW (left power house: 3 × 108 MW, 2 × 126 MW; right power house: 5 × 157 MW).[2] 13 km below the Bhakra dam there is a smaller auxiliary dam, the Nangal dam.

The construction cost was 2.4 billion rupees. 100,000 tons of steel were used.

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