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The Amaravathi Dam – Tamilnadu

The Amaravathi Dam – Tamilnadu

The Amaravathi Dam is a dam constructed across the Amaravathi River. It is located at Amaravathinagar, 25 kilometres south of Udumalpet on SH 17 in the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Tirupur district, Tamil Nadu. The associated Amaravathi Reservoir is 9.31 square kilometres in area and 33.53 metres deep.The dam was built primarily for irrigation and flood control and now also has four megawatts of electrical generating capacity installed. It is notable for the significant population of mugger crocodiles living in its reservoir and catchment basin.

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