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Maharashtra Mula Dam
Having been incepted to construct in Rahuri in India’s Maharashtra state, Mula Dam is an important landmark in this region due to its big role in agriculture and power sectors. Geographically this region coordinates at 19.3293065°N74.5295548°E, at the place which this dam locates. Constructed more than four decades ago this dam was formally inaugurated in the year 1972. Maharashtra’s state government owns this earth-fill dam whose gravity can be observed through the 48.17 m or 158.0 ft., height, 2,856 m or 9,370 ft., length and the total volume comprising of 7,594 km3 or 1,822 cu mi. This dam has been constructed on famous Mula River of the state.
Mula Dam has literally created history ever since it was formally inaugurated in the year 1972 to cater to the irrigation and hydroelectricity generation needs of this area. It was constructed with the capacity of 608,890 km3 or 146,080 cu mi and its surface area comprising of 53,600 km2 or 20,700 sq mi. Being an earth-fill and gravity dam, its location on Mula River near Rahuri in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district is a prominent destination ever since it was constructed. This dam has made a history of sorts due to such developmental initiatives.
Effect of the Project
The effect of Mula Dam project is crucial in the context of growth prospects which the regions has witnessed ever since it had its formal inauguration. Major effect it has brought by seamless development in irrigation sector has actually changed the scenario in agriculture sector. Secondly, the progresses which this region has seen through hydroelectricity generation do leave an extensive impact for the manifold progresses it has brought.
Main purpose of constructing 48.17m or 158.0 ft., high Mula Dam with its 2,856m or 9,370 ft., length was to generate enough power which could cater to the needs of the inhabitants in and around this region. With 7,594 km3 or 1,822 cu mi volume content and 736,320.00 km3 gross storage capacity this dam plays key role in the steps to generate power, so is it known in the region for making the entire area a self-reliant one in irrigation sector. The agriculture sector has got a boost through the many canals which supply irrigation water. Other benefits include this dam’s use as a means to supply water to nearby Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth besides supplying drinking water to the closest Ahmedanagar city where water scarcity was common and a major issue until this dam had been constructed and was made fully operational.
Tapping Dead Storage Potential
Mula Dam project has brought newer kind of developments in the region through facilitating several important things. Its dead storage potential is huge and worth notable. Its storage capacity is 26 TMC.
The area nearby Mula Dam in itself has become a notable tourist spot where people arrive to explore it to the best. Ahmednagar city has many attractions but this dam being a biggest one makes it an important location where involvement in multiple adventure activities is worth notable. Areas nearby this dam from Rahuri, Newasa, Shevgaon to Pathardi can be best explored during the visits.
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidhyapeeth is an important attraction nearby this dam, so is the Rest House located nearby it that caters to the accommodation needs of people arriving at this place.