Ujjani Dam Solapur (Bhima Dam)

Ujjani Dam Solapur (Bhima Dam)

Dam Ujjani Dam, also known as Bhima Dam or Bhima Irrigation Project. It is located near Ujjani village on Bhima river of Madha Taluk in Solapur district of the state of Maharashtra in India. The backwaters cover a large area and the dam considered as one of the appropriate tourist destinations in Maharashtra. The Ujjani Dam and its large reservoir provide multi-purpose benefits of irrigation, hydroelectric power generation, and drinking. Also, the industrial water supply, and fisheries.

Geography Area and Architecture Dam

Ujjani dam is the largest dam on Bhima river. 22 dams built on Bhima river, which the Ujjani Dam is the terminal dam on the river. And It is the largest in the valley that intercepts a catchment area of  14856 square km.

The Ujjani Dam commissioned in June 1980 is an earth cum concrete masonry dam, which has created a multipurpose reservoir. The total length of the dam is 2,534 meter, which comprises a central portion which is the spillway dam of 602 m length. The spillway is flanked by Non-Overflow (NOF) concrete gravity dams of 314 m length. Earth dam sections flank the NOF dams on the left and right banks.

Irrigation from the storage created in the reservoir is provided via two irrigation canal systems originating from the dam – The Left Bank Main Canal (LBMC) and The Right Bank Main canal (RBMC).

The Bhima River on which the Ujjani Dam has been built rises from Bhimshankar hills in the Western Ghats. Also known as the Sahyadri hill range. The river flows for a length of 725 km (450 mi) till it meets the Krishna River at Narsingpur in Solapur district.

Ujjani Dam Details

Name of DamName of RiverName of PlaceMain PurposeAreaHeightCapacity of WaterCapacity of Power
UjjaniBhimaTah. Mada, Dist. SolapurHydroelectricity and Drinking water14856 sq km.56.40 meter117 TMC12 MW

How to Reach

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1. 140 km from Pune to Ujjani dam via Indapur.Pune

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