List of Dams in Karnataka | Karnataka Dams Names List 2022

List of Dams in Karnataka, check out biggest and smallest dams in Karnataka state which include Krishna Raja Sagara Dam, Vani Vilasa Sagara Dam, Tungabhadra Dam and Alamati Dam

List of Dams in Karnataka: Dams are mainly used for retention of water, water supply, prevention of floods, water diversion navigation etc. They also collect or store water for even distribution to other places. They generate water for electricity and 19% of the world's electricity is due to dams.

Karnataka is the land of many important revers with several tributaries. These rivers has number of dams in the Karnataka state which include Krishna Raja Sagara Dam, Vani Vilasa Sagara Dam, Tungabhadra Dam and Alamati Dam.

List of Dams in Karnataka

Tungabhadra dam is considered the biggest dam in Karnataka. This multi purpose dam is built across the Tungabhadra River in Hospet. Vani Vilasa Sagara was built by the Mysore Maharajas pre-independence across the river Vedavathi. Vani Vilasa sagara is the oldest dan in the Karnataka state.

The below list of Dams in Karnataka state.

Dam/ReservoirRiverLocation
Almatti DamKrishnaBasavana Bagevadi taluk, Bijapur district
Basava Sagara Dam(Narayanpur Dam)KrishnaNarayanapur, Hunasagi taluk, Yadgir district
Raja Lakhamagowda damGhataprabhaHidkal, Hukkeri taluk, Belgaum district
Renuka Sagara DamMalaprabhaNavilutheertha, Saundatti taluk, Belgaum district
Vani Vilasa SagaraVedavathiMarikanive, Hiriyur Taluk, Chitradurga district
Upper Tunga DamTungaGajanur, Shimoga
Bhadra DamBhadraLakkavalli, Tarikere taluk, Chikmagaluru district
Tungabhadra DamTungabhadraHospet, Vijayanagara district
Hemavathi ReservoirHemavathiGorur, Hassan district
Kabini ReservoirKabiniHeggadadevanakote Taluk, Mysore
Harangi ReservoirHarangiHudgur, Somawarapete taluk, Kodagu district
Krishna Raja Sagara DamKaveriMandya
Linganamakki DamSharavathiLinganamakki, Sagara Taluk, Shimoga district
Chakra ReservoirChakraChakra Nagar, Hosanagar Taluk, Shimoga
Savehaklu ReservoirChakraChakra Nagar, Hosanagar Taluk, Shimoga
Mani ReservoirVarahiHummadagallu, Hosanagar Taluk, Shimoga
Supa DamKaliGanesha Gudi, Joida Taluk, Uttara Kannada district
Kodasalli DamKaliKodasalli, Joida Taluk, Uttara Kannada district
Kadra DamKaliVirje Karwar Taluk, Uttara Kannada district
Shanti SagaraHaridraKerebilchi, Channagiri taluk, Davanagere district
List of Dams in Karnataka

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