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Waghur River
Waghur Dam
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Waghur river and Waghur dam
Waghur Dam is located in Maharashtra
Waghur Dam
Location of Waghur Dam in Maharashtra
Official nameWaghur Dam D02985
LocationRaipur Village (Jalgaon)
Coordinates20°55?36?N 75°42?35?E / 20.9265685°N 75.709767°E / 20.9265685; 75.709767Coordinates: 20°55?36?N 75°42?35?E / 20.9265685°N 75.709767°E / 20.9265685; 75.709767
Owner(s)Government of Maharashtra, India
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarthfill
ImpoundsWaghur river
Height13.6 m (45 ft)
Length690 m (2,260 ft)
Dam volume70 km3 (17 cu mi)
Total capacity75 TMC
Surface area467 km2 (180 sq mi)

Waghur Dam is an earthfill dam located on the Waghur River near Kandari and Varadsim, Jalgaon in the Indian state of Maharashtra.[1]

The Waghur river flows from its source near Ajanta through the Khandesh region. Work on this major irrigation project was taken up by the Water Resources Department of Maharashtra and began construction in 1978.[2] The dam's main purpose is to supply water to Jalgaon city. Canals were built along the left and right banks of the river to meet irrigation needs. In 2006, record rainfall in the catchment area of Waghur was recorded. Nearly 40 TMC of water spilled over the dam.[] As of 2008, the dam's reservoir had storage capacity of 75 TMC.

Twenty additional spill gates were planned for the dam, increasing storage capacity by 15 TMC. The project was to supply drinking water needs of roughly 500 thousand people and will irrigate approximately 64,000 acres (260 km2) of drought prone fields.


The height of the dam is 13.6 m (45 ft) while the length is 690 m (2,260 ft). It has a gross storage capacity of 75 TMC. The volume is 70 km3 (17 cu mi)[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Waghur D02985". Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Waghur Major Irrigation Project JI00467". Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ Specifications of large dams in India

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