(Last Updated on : 21-01-2009)
Gangapur Dam lies 10 kilometres from Nasik city of Maharashtra. The dam is situated near the village of Gangawadi. This earthen dam was constructed in 1954. The total catchment area of Gangapur Dam is approximately 357.4 Square kilometres. The total dam length is about 3810 metres and maximum height of the dam is around 36.57metres.
The Gangapur Dam stores an average of 215.88 MCM (7624 mcft) water and the total live storage is around 203.76 MCM (7200 mcft). The length of the waste barrier of this dam is around 102 metres. The Gangapur Dam features 9 radial gates of size (9.15x6.10 m.) carrying the discharge capacity of 2294 cumecs (81013 cusecs). The dam also has two canals, the left bank canal is 64 Km. long and right bank canal is 30 Km. long. Almost 15960 hectares of irrigable land is present in the catchment area of Gangapur Dam.
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