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Famous Dams In Nellore

Somasila Dam
Somasila Dam

The Somasila Dam is a dam constructed across the Penna River near Somasila, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh, India. The reservoir impounded by the dam has a surface area of 212.28 km (52,456 acres) with live storage capacity of 1.994 km3 (1,616,562 acre·ft) or 75 tmcft.

The reservoir can get water by gravity from the Srisailam reservoir located in Krishna basin. It is the biggest storage reservoir in Penna River basin and can store all the inflows from its catchment area in a normal year.

Kandaleru Dam
Kandaleru Dam

Kandeleru Dam is an irrigation project built on the Kandaleru River in Rapur Mandal, Nellore district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The project is part of the Telugu Ganga project that supplies drinking water to Chennai city from the Srisailam reservoir on Krishna River. Kandaleru reservoir is mainly fed by a link canal from Somasila Dam.[4] The Telugu Ganga project provides irrigation.
It is an earth dam about 12 km long. Gross storage capacity is 72 billion cubic feet.[5] The dam includes a head regulator, spillway and a sundial. The lead engineer was Shri Gudimella Raghupathi who designed and built the sundial in this dam.