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Kanher Dam

Kanher Dam
Kanher Dam is located in Maharashtra
Kanher Dam
Location of Kanher Dam
Official name Kanher Dam
Location Satara
Opening date 1986
Demolition date N/A
Owner(s) Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earthfill
Impounds Wenna river
Height 50.34 m (165.2 ft)
Length 1,954 m (6,411 ft)
Dam volume 6,308 km3 (1,513 cu mi)
Total capacity 271,680 km3 (65,180 cu mi)
Surface area 18.63 km2 (7.19 sq mi)

Kanher Dam, is an earthfill and gravity dam on Wenna river near Satara in state of Maharashtra in India.


  • Specifications 1
  • Purpose 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 50.34 m (165.2 ft) while the length is 1,954 m (6,411 ft). The volume content is 6,308 km3 (1,513 cu mi) and gross storage capacity is 286,000.00 km3 (68,615.05 cu mi).[1]


  • Irrigation
  • Hydroelectricity

See also


  1. ^ Specifications of large dams in India
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