This project was managed by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited and the estimated cost of the project was 6.74 billion. But KPCL completed the entire project at a lower cost of 5.20 billion. Almatti Dam is the main reservoir of the Upper Krishna Irrigation Project, for which 290 MW power station is located on the right side of the Almatti Dam. The facility uses vertical kaplan turbines- five 55 MW generators and one 15 MW generator. Water is released into the Narayanpur reservoir after using for power generation to serve for the downstream irrigation purpose. Almatti 1 Powerhouse and Almatti II Powerhouse provide power generation capabilities. 26 different Radial spillway gates are housed in the Dam.
Height of Alamatti Dam
The full reservoir level of Almatti dam was originally restricted to 519.60 meters MSL by the supreme court of India. Later the conflict of Krishna River with Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra was resolved by the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal and then the dam was authorized to be raised to the height of 524.26 meters MSL.
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