[Himachal GK] Kishau Dam

The Kishau Dam is a proposed gravity dam on the Tons River which will straddle the border between the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The project site is located about
39 km (24 mi) north of Dakpathar and upstream of the Ichari Dam. The primary purpose of the dam is power generation and downstream water supply. It will support a 660 MW power station and provide water for the irrigation of 97,076 ha (239,880 acres) of crops. After years of negotiations over water-sharing between the two states, the dam is currently awaiting clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Construction is expected to begin in 2015. Completion is slated for 2023.

Important Details:

Location
Himachal Pradesh/Uttarakhand
Coordinates
30°44′59.30″N77°42′15.96″E Coordinates: 30°44′59.30″N 77°42′15.96″E
Purpose
Power, irrigation
Status
Proposed
Opening date
2023 (est.)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam
Gravity
Impounds
Tons River
Height
236 m (774 ft)
Power station
Commission date
2023 (est.)
Type
Conventional
Hydraulic head
186 m (610 ft)
Turbines
4 x 165 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity
660 MW


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