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Dams and Canals in Ahmedabad

The city of Ahmedabad has many dams and canals in an around it. This is only because of this reason that Ahmedabad is considered to be a city that does not have to face much problems of water. The major dams and canals of the city have been detailed and they have also been named below.

Dams in Ahmedabad

Sardar Sarovar Dam in Ahmedabad

The largest dam that is located very close to Ahmedabad is the Sardar Sarovar Dam which is basically a dam that is based on River Narmada close to Navagam in the state of Gujarat. The Sardar Sarovar Dam is also a part of Narmada Valley Project which is basically a very huge hydraulic engineering project that involves the building of a large number of huge hydroelectric and irrigation multi-purpose dams on River Narmada. 

The project of Sardar Sarovar Dam was started in the year 1979 and it was an important part of the development scheme that was initiated for increasing the production of hydroelectricity and irrigation.

The Sardar Sarovar Dam is one of the thirty dams that have been designed on the Narmada River. The dam possesses a height of 163 meters from its foundation and it is a project that will be able to irrigate 18000 square kilometers of land and most of the land that would be covered by the Sardar Sarovar Dam would belong to the drought prone areas of Saurashtra and Kutch. 

Six 200 MW Francis Pump turbines have been accommodates in the power plant of the Sardar Sarovar Dam for the generation of electricity so that the pumped storage capability can be easily afforded. The installed capacity of power facility at the plant is 1450 MW.

Sabarmati River is another river that has been used for the planning and the design of several dams and canals. River Sabarmati lies in the western part of India and it is considered to be the largest river in the northern part of Gujarat. River Sabarmati originates from the Dhebar Lake in the Aravalli Range and meets Gulf of Cambay in the Arabian Sea. The route distance of River Sabarmati is 371 kilometers from the origin of the river.

Dams on River Sabarmati in Ahmedabad

The major dams that are found on River Sabarmati include:
  • Dharoi Dam
  • Sei Sam
  • Harnav Weir
  • Harnav Dam
  • Hathmati Dam
  • Hathmati Weir
  • Guhai Dam
  • Kalpsaar Project
  • Watrak Project
Other water resource projects which mean dams and canals in and around the city of Ahmedabad are the following:
  • Shetrunji Water Resources Project
  • Ukai Water Resources Project
  • Sipu Water Resources Project
  • Kadana Water Resources Project
  • Panam Water Resources Project
  • Machchu-1 Water Resources Project
  • Karjan Water Resources Project
  • Machchu-2 Water Resources Project
  • Damanganga Water Resources Project
  • Und-1 Water Resources Project
  • Dantiwada Water Resources Project
  • Meshwo Water Resources Project
  • Bhadar Water Resources Project
  •  Mahi-1 Water Resources Project
  • Shukhi Water Resources Project
Dams and canals in Ahmedabad are very large in number and they are some of the most ambitious projects of the city. So, being a responsible citizen of this city, you should have an idea of all the projects that are already there and also the ones which are in process.

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