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PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMES UNDER THE CHIEF ENGINEER, CAUVERY CELL, KOZHIKODE
 
     

 

KARAPUZHA IRRIGATION PROJECT
 
 

           

   

                        
Karapuzha Irrigation Project (Kabini Scheme) is being implemented in the Kabini basin of Cauvery river basin. This Project envisages the construction of an earth dam across Karapuzha at Vazhavatta and a canal system to irrigate an area of 5221ha of land in Vythiri and Sultanbatheri Taluks in Wayanad District. The construction of dam has been completed while the physical progress of the Right bank canal 99.71% and that of Left bank canal is 99.10%. The work of branch canals are in progress.

Salient features

Name

Karapuzha

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ID

152

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Type

Dam

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Composition

Earth dam with masonry spillway & 3 saddle dams

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Purpose

Irrigation

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Ayacut area

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Catchment area

62Km²

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Completion

Partial 2004

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Location

Vazhavatta

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District

Wyanad

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Basin

Kabani

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Sub-basin

Karapuzha

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Longitude

76°10’30’’ E

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Latitude

11°37’ N

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Length of the dam

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Crest level

+757 m

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Maximum Water Level

+764 m

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Full Reservoir Level

+763 m

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Dead Storage Level

+748.6 m

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Water Spread Area

8.55Km²

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Gross storage

76.5 MCM

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Live storage

72 MCM

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Dead storage

4.5 MCM

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Spillway Length

35 m

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Spillway gates

3 Nos

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Spillway type

Ogee with radial gates

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spillway gate size

10m x 6m

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Spillway discharge

     
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