Dhom Dam, Panchgani

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Dhom Dam, is an earthfill and gravity dam on Krishna river near Wai in state of Maharashtra in India.
The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 50m while the length is 2478m. The volume content is 6335km3 and gross storage capacity is 13.80 TMC or 382270.00km3.
Irrigation- The construction of this dam started at 1976. The major purpose of this dam is the supply of water to the agriculture, to the industries, and for the drinking water supply to the majorly for Wai, Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar and the surrounding villages on the bank of dam. This dam was supplied the water to agricultural land of the Wai, Koregaon, Satara, Javli and Khandala talukas. The catchment area dams the Krishna River and forms the Dhom Lake which is approximately 20 km (11 mi) in length. Completed in 1982, it is one of the largest civil engineering projects commissioned after Indian independence. The Dhom electricity project is run by the Maharashtra State Electricity Board. Dhom dam mades the lake to the storage capacity of 14 T.M.C. Hydroelectricity- The dhom generates the electricity of 4 MG from the basement electricity house.
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  • Venna lake near Mahabaleshwar / Panchgani can get very crowded and this is why a short ride of about 40 mins to Dhom Dam near Wai is the perfect place for water sports. Contact Sahyadri Boating Club f...  more »
  • This point is about 5 kilometers from Veinna lake. You get to see the whole valley and a fanatastic veiw of the Krishna river.  more »
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