Monday, April 13, 2015

                                  The Idamalayar Dam 

The Idamalayar Dam is located at Ennakal. It’s a multipurpose concrete gravity dam, near Bhoothathankettu, on the Idamalayar River, a tributary of the Periyar River in Kerala, South India
Completed in 1985, with a length of 373 metres (1,224 ft), the dam created a multipurpose reservoir covering 28.3 km2 (10.9 sq mi) in the scenic hills of the Western Ghats
The reservoir storage is utilized by a hydroelectric power station which has an installed capacity of 75  MW with two units of 37.5 MW capacity, producing an annual energy output of  380 GW·h. The dam will benefit the Idamalayar Irrigation Development Project by diverting water released from the tail race channel of the Idamalayar power station. The large reservoir created by the Idamalayar Dam is operated by the  Kerala State Electricity Board to augment its peak power generation requirements.

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