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Ujani Dam

Ujani Dam:

Six persons, including two children, drowned after their boat capsized in the Ujani dam backwaters in Maharashtra’s Pune district recently.

  • Ujani Dam is located on the Bhima Rivernear Ujjani village in the Solapur district of the state of Maharashtra.
  • It is an earth-fill cum masonry gravity dam.
  • It was constructed between 1977 and 1980 with the primary objective of providing irrigation water and hydroelectric power to the region.
  • With a total length of 2,534 m, the Ujani Dam is founded on massive basaltic rock formations and comprises a central portion, which is the spillway dam of 602m in length.
  • The dam has a height of 63 meters.
  • With a storage capacity of 117 thousand million cubic feet (TMC), the dam has a live storage of 54 TMC and 63 TMC is dead storage.
  • Power Generation Capacity: 12MW
  • The water quality of the Ujani Dam is very bad as it contains hazardous pollutants from Pune and many other small cities located on the banks of the Bhima River or its tributaries.