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Tigra Dam, Gwalior

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Tigra Dam (also spelled "Tighara Dam") creates a freshwater reservoir on the Sank River, about 23 km from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India[1] It plays a crucial role in supplying water to the city.

The dam is 24 metres high at its crest, and 1341 m long. The reservoir has a capacity of 4.8 million cubic metres and the spillway structure can pass up to 1274 cubic metres per second.[2] A dam constructed on this site in 1916 failed on the afternoon of August 4, 1917, due to infiltration into its sandstone foundations. About 1000 people were killed downstream.[3]

A subsequent structure failed in 1970.

Tighra dam has been constructed on Sank River in 1916. This dam has been constructed in the vicinity of eleven villages. The villagers depend on this dam for their irrigation, drinking and domestic purpose. Moreover, the dam also provides the water required for the drinking purpose in the Gwalior City. One of the negative impacts of Tighra dam is that it is constructed in Ghati Goan. After the construction of the dam the area became a suitable habitat for several birds and this area was later declared as a Bird Sanctuary. However this also led to the relocation of the people that was residing in the surrounding area of the dam. Despite of the positive attributes like control of stream regime, prevention of flood, water for irrigation. Dams present negative impacts on the environment. Some of the negative impacts that can be mentioned are water logging, land loss, relocation of people and silt formation.
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  • Well in a natural and wide jungle area far away to Gwalior . The Dam area is open near Village . Cool and Quite area with full of nature. Must Have proper shoes , if you think go to water so keep.....  more »
  • Tigra dam is located 30-35 kilometres outside Gwalior. Be warned: the road connecting the city to Tigra is extremely bad and pot-holed (our auto ride left our bones rattled). Travellers pressed for...  more »
  • I had great fun their with my friends. In this winter season it is very beautiful there. It also has water sports. We have done boating also. The rates are also very minimal. It looks very beautiful at the time of sunset. You should go there with your own transport.
  • Can be nice place for Gwalior people and their guests. Poorly maintained, closed restaurant and no colourfulness. Having scope for better one. Today on March 6,2019. I remember this place and compelled to review and add on this post after 4 months, my father 95 years old as u May be seeing in picture became last tour . He was ok those moments, Next evening he left this world, खुशी ख़ुशी , सारे दीपावली के त्योहार मना/ मनवा कर। He was so strong and GHUMAKKAR , he enjoyed till LAST. We have to visit again this place, in memory to him....
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