Pechiparai Reservoir, Tamil Nadu - Informative & researched article on Pechiparai Reservoir, Tamil Nadu
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesGeography of India

 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
History of India|Indian Temples|Indian Museums|Indian Literature|Geography of India|Flora & Fauna|Indian Purans|Indian Philosophy|Indian Administration|Indian Languages|Education
Home > Reference > Geography of India > Resources in India > Water Resources in India > Dams in India > Dams in Tamil Nadu > Pechiparai Reservoir
Pechiparai Reservoir, Tamil Nadu
The Pechiparai Reservoir is located near Nagercoil on River Kodayar in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu.
 Pechiparai Reservoir, Tamil NaduPechiparai Reservoir is sited approximately 43 kilometers from the town of Nagercoil and near the village of Pechiparai. The reservoir is situated in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu, India. The reservoir was created by the construction of the Pechiparai Dam, which was built across the River Kodayar about a mile downstream the confluence of the tributaries Chittar, Kallar and Kuttiyar. The European Engineer, Mr Minchin, built this reservoir during the period 1897 - 1906; during the reign of the Travancore Maharaja Moolam Thirunal.

The original cost of construction of the Pechiparai Reservoir was rupees 26.1 Lakhs in the late 19th century. The catchment area of the reservoir is around 207.19 Sq km, and the depth is almost 14.63 meters. The Dam is a straight gravity type stonework dam of 425.5 meter long and 120.70 meter high above the deepest foundation.

The water of the Pechiparai Reservoir is used for both irrigation of crops and for drinking purposes, which has led to the conflict between farmers who want to use all the water for their crops. However the local authorities have rebelled against this act, since they do not have another place to draw drinking water. The reservoir is surrounded by hills of the Western Ghats, and is a picturesque place.

This article is a stub. You can enrich by adding more information to it. Send your Write Up to

(Last Updated on : 24/02/2012)
More Articles in Dams in Tamil Nadu  (33)
Recently Updated Articles in Geography of India
Fishery in India
Fishery in India is a major industry in the country presently, thanks to the efforts of National Fisheries Development Board which has led to a considerable increment in fish production. India has rich marine fisheries to develop and exploit, with a massive ocean floor and dynamic sea currents.
Resources in India
Resources in India refer to the natural reserves that are used for the benefit of mankind and they can be categorised into Biotic and Abiotic Resources.
Lucknow Zoo
Lucknow Zoo, Uttar Pradesh was set up during 1921 inspired by the idea of Sir Harcourt Butler and its name was transformed to Lucknow Prani Udyan in 2001. About 298 birds, 463 mammals and 72 reptiles are existent inside its premises.
Amirthi Zoological Park
Amirthi Zoological Park, in Tamil Nadu, shelters a vast variety of vibrant fauna. The visitors can also cherish some other activities in the zoo like trekking and meditating.
Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden
Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden, situated in Gujarat, is the home to Asiatic lions in addition to a vast variety of other fauna and avian species. It also hosts a museum where manuscripts, animal skeletons and other interesting artefacts have been displayed.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum on Geography of India
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Reference
Pechiparai Reservoir, Tamil Nadu - Informative & researched article on Pechiparai Reservoir, Tamil Nadu
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.