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Malampuzha Dam


Malampuzha Dam

Malampuzha Dam
Malampuzha Dam and Reservoir
Official name Malampuzha Dam
Location Palakkad District, Kerala
Construction began March 1949
Opening date 9 October 1955
Dam and spillways
Impounds Malampuzha river
Height 115.06 m
Length 2,069 m
Creates Malampuzha Reservoir
Total capacity 236.69 cubic metres
Catchment area 147.63 sq. km.

Malampuzha Dam is the largest reservoir in Kerala, located near Palakkad in south India with the scenic hills of the Western Ghats in the background. It is a combination of a masonry dam with a length of 1,849 metres and an earthen dam with a length of 220 metres.[1] The dam is 355 feet high and crosses the Malampuzha River, a tributary of Bharathappuzha, Kerala's second longest river. There is a network of two canal systems that serve the dam's reservoir of 42,090 hectares.[2]

The dam project was begun in 1949 and completed in 1955. The total catchments area is 145 square kilometres, while the reservoir has a capacity of 8000 square meters of water. The canal systems serve to irrigate farm land while the reservoir provides drinking water to Palakkad and surrounding villages.[2]

Location: 10 km from Palakkad town, North Kerala. Attractions: Dam, amusement park, boating facilities, rock garden and ropeway.

Around the reservoir of the dam are gardens and amusement parks. Boating facilities are available on the lake.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Palakkad Junction - 7 km [3]

Nearest airport: Coimbatore, 55 km from Malampuzha Dam [2]


  • Picture gallery 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Picture gallery

See also


  1. ^ "Malampuzha dam to celebrate Golden Jubilee". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2005-08-19. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  2. ^ a b c "About Malampuzha Dam". 
  3. ^ "How to Reach Malampuzha Dam". 

External links

  • Official website
  • Malampuzha - Mountain River
  • Prawn harvest 2006–2007
  • Record water storage in Malampuzha dam in 2006
  • Statewise and riverwise distribution of large dams
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