Features of Maithon Dam


If you want to know all the features of Maithon Dam, read this post. It will tell you all features of the Maithon Dam.

The Maithon Dam is one of the most scenically beautiful dams and a rich reservoir of fishes. It has got a bird sanctuary and the famous Kalyaneshwari temple just nearby it.

The Maithon Dam is one of its kind dams in South East Asia because it has an underground power station to generate hydroelectricity. The Maithon Dam produces 60 Megawatts (3 x 20 Megawatts) of hydroelectricity, feeding a large area of habitation nearby itself. It can store about 1360 million cubic meters of water to the top of the gates, i.e. about 1360 kilolitres of water. For irrigation and power, 611 million cubic meters of water is allocated, for flood control, 542 million cubic meters of water is stored and about 6300 square kilometers of drainage area is to be handled by it.


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