8 Things To Learn About Tehri Dam

Although it is simply a hydroelectric project, the Tehri Dam is located in an extremely picturesque location and boasts to be one of the world's largest hydropower projects. It is a masterpiece representing the power of workmanship.
  • Tehri Dam is located in a place considered sacred by Hindus.
  • The dam is situated on the merging point of Bhagirati and Dhilangna river. Thus apart from its main purpose, Tehri Dam gives tourist a chance to enjoy and view the beautiful sceneries nearby.
  • Tehri Dam is present in a remote location yet it is available by air, rail car and bus. The car and the bus journey are the best modes to use as it provides an opportunity to enjoy and capture fascinating scenes.
  • Tehri Dam is the fifth tallest dam in the world. It stands at an impressive height of 855 feet. It is 1886 feet long and 3701 feet wide. The embankment has been constructed with rockfill and earth. The dam is controlled by gates .
  • The beauty and hugeness of Tehri Dam is an irony as a list of long legal battles is going on between the authorities and the people whose land were forcibly taken from the place where dam is built.
  • The dam construction started in 1978. Tehri Dam cost 1 billion US dollar and was open for use in 2006.
  • The Tehri Dam holds water for irrigation of around 670,000 acres and 270 million gallons of drinking water for Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi.
  • The dam has been designed to withstand a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

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