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Kerala Sholayar Dam & Upper Sholayar Dam
Official name Sholayar Dam and Upper Sholayar Dam
Location- Anaimalai Mountains as of Coimbatore region
Coordinates: 10°19'5"N 76°54'15"E
Upper Solaiyar and also known as Upper Sholayar Dam has been situated 21 km (11 mi) through Valparai, a mountain place in Anaimalai Mountains as of Coimbatore region, Tamil Nadu Indian. It is second inner dam present in Asia. An aspect of hydroelectric project as of the Tamil Nadu, unique authorization will be needed to check out this dam.
Valparai is situated 62 kms (41 mi) through Pollachi and 52 kms (32 mi) through Chalakudy, Kerala. The closest train place is Chalakkudy. This Solaiyar dam has been an important tank under this Parambikulam Aliyar Venture and has the water storage space potential of 161 ft (46 m). The reservoir's stuffed rich waters are let in Parambikulam Reservoir through this seat dam. Nearby cities: Karinthiriyaar - Aar Melacheri Sangam, Valiyapara Kutti, Kuttampuzha
Effect of the Project
Water in this Sholayar Dam and Upper Sholayar Dam and regarded as one of the most significant reservoirs and this is under Aliyar Parambikulam Project. This dam is having the storage capacity of more than 160 ft and in monsoon seasons it will be overflowing. This dam is mainly being utilized for the purpose of irrigation and provides water that can be utilized for the power generation.
This dam is having the water level at 66.15 ft and the full reservoir level is 72 ft.