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Karnataka Kempu Hole Dam
Official Name Kempu Hole Dam
Location Karnataka Western Ghats
Coordinates: 12°50'29"N 75°40'39"E
The dam is located in Karnataka Western Ghats. It is having a slope of (700m). The 1st 600m is missing within 21kms. This is serious and ongoing category IV (V) stream. On its Bangalore to Mangalore NH48 highway, this road will get started. After 30kms you will come across this Kempu Hole dam on river. This river will be running through highway and that will take approximately 20 kms and then you need to move towards the southern direction.
There are other locations to put in. Some portage would be necessary.
Distance on the river is about 14 kms until the bridge. From July till the month of Sept it would be in the great circulation. The higher expand is suggested to professional paddlers only in those days. Oct to Nov to Dec will be excellent stages. It will be getting lower from that point and then it will be carrying water.
Effect of the Project
This project has been constructed under the Kempu Hole Mini Hydel project. This is used for the purpose of generating the hydro-electric power and that will be utilized in its adjacent areas- Shakleshpur; Hethur; Basaveshwaranagar.