(Last Updated on : 03/08/2019)
Located on the Mahi River
in the Mahisagar district
of the state
, the Kadana Dam is an earthen and masonry dam
. Supporting a pumped storage hydroelectric
power station, the construction of the Kadana Dam started in 1979 and was finally opened in 1989. Still in an operational state, the purpose of the dam is power, irrigation
The dam has an installed capacity of 240 MW and the first two generators were commissioned in 1990 and the second two in 1998. The first two generators are reversible kaplan turbines, which commissioned Stage I. This allows the power station to generate electricity during peak hours then pump it back into the reservoir during night.
Close to the Kadana Dam is the Kadana Eddy Marking Sedimentary Structures, which has been declared as the National Geological Monuments of India
by the Geological Survey of India
(GSI), for their protection, maintenance, promotion and enhancement of geo tourism.
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