10 Most Famous and Biggest Dams in India

Rihand Dam
Rihand Dam UttarPradesh

Rihand Dam has been constructed on the River Rihand, a tributary of River Son over Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Lake (Reservoir). The dam was completed during the period-1954-1962, with a hydroelectricity power station of 300 Megawatt capacities. The power station is managed by U.P. Hydroelectricity Corporation Ltd. The dam is a concrete straight gravity dam, having a height of about 91.44 mts and length of about 934 mts. Reservoir behind the dam covers an area of about 450 km2. The Dam has 61 independent ground & joints blocks. The water stored in Rihand Dam is released into River Son periodically for irrigation purpose throughout the year.

The Rihand dam has been built across Rihand River a tributary of Sone river, near Pipri in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. The concrete gravity dam has its maximum height that is 91m. The reservoir made by Rihand dam is known as Govind Ballabh Pant (GBP) reservoir.

River: Rihand River
Location: Uttar Pradesh
Height: 299 ft
Length: 3064 ft
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