The Chambal River impounds in the Gandhi Sagar Reservoir. The Gandhi Sagar dam serves Gandhi Nagar, Mandsaur District, Madhya Pradesh. The Water Resources Department of Madhya Pradesh maintains the Gandhi Sagar Dam. The construction of this dam started in 1954 and was completed in 1970. The Gandhi Sagar Dam is 513 metres long and its height rises upto 62.20 metres.
The Gandhi Sagar dam is probably the first of the four dams built on the Chambal River. This high masonry gravity dam has a live storage capacity of 6,920 Mm³ and a catchment area of 22,584 km². The hydropower station includes five generating units of 23 MW capacity each. The water released after power generation is used for irrigation via Kota Barrage.
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