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Karnataka Marconhalli Dam
Official Name : Marconhalli Dam
Location : Tumkur region
Markonahalli Dam also known as Marconhalli Dam regarded as dam designed across the stream Shimsha in Kunigal Taluk and that falls in Tumkur region. It was designed by the IV Krishnaraja Wodeyar, the master of Mysore as in under assistance of Diwan, which is Sir Visweswaraiah. Take NH4 as on Bangalore to Pune road and generate until Nelamangala which has been about 26 Kms via Bangalore. At the Nelamangala indication convert remaining on NH46 which is known as Bangalore to Mangalore road. From the Nelamagala you will need to achieve Kunigal which has been around 40 kms. Proceed on to NH48 until you discover a signboard showing remaining convert towards the "Markonahalli Dam".
Effect of The Project
It was designed to irrigate 6060 hectares of place and have brickwork framework of 136 m and couple of world public works increasing to 1450 meters on the either part. The tank has catchment place of 4,102 km2 (1,585 sq mi) and keep a number of 65 thousand m³ of water at complete tank stage of 730.57 m above mean sea stage. 27 fish species, such as 14 varieties of fish had been documented in tank with the Puntius being prominent discovered here. Cirrhinus reba as well as Labeo calbasu and others replanted carps also discovered here. However, the servicing of this dam had been inadequate. In year 2000, an aspect of dam had been destroyed to avoid flooding and preserve 25 cities. Water began stuffed the dam and 1 crest checkpoint can began out. Nearly 155 feet of this dam was destroyed to allow unwanted the water to circulation out. The sand discovered on stream bed of Shimsha stream is excavated as well as utilized for development actions, sometimes unlawfully. Due to ecological problems that could be due to sand exploration, this action is currently prohibited. Discharge of the waste from places on way is significant members to contamination in Shimsha. However, Govt has been trying to fresh up the stream and have launched resources for same.
Shimsha has fountain at Shimshapura at Malavalli Taluk. This is the place of Shimsha Hydro Energy Venture which has a set up potential of 17,300 powers. It was first hydro electric project set up in Asia. Kolar Silver Areas was provided with ability produced in year 1902. Three decades later Bangalore was electrified. (Prajavani everyday Sixteenth Oct year 08) The base rock for project was set through IV Krishnaraja Wodeyar, the master of Mysore in Dec year 1937.