Thotapalli Barrage

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Thotapalli Barrage
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Location of Thotapalli Barrage in India
Official nameసర్దార్ గౌతు లచ్చన్న తో‌‌టపల్లి బ్యారేజి
Sardar Gouthu Latchanna Thotapalli Barrage
सर्दार् गौतु लच्चन्न तोटपल्लि बांध
Location Thotapalli, Vizianagaram district, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates 18°47′5″N83°29′47″E / 18.78472°N 83.49639°E / 18.78472; 83.49639 Coordinates: 18°47′5″N83°29′47″E / 18.78472°N 83.49639°E / 18.78472; 83.49639
Construction began10 September 2003
Opening date10 September 2015
Construction cost775 crore rupees
Dam and spillways
Impounds Nagavali River
Height20.20 metres (66 ft) from river level
Length8,200 metres (26,903 ft)
Width (base)6 metres (20 ft)
CreatesSardar Gouthu Latchanna Thotapalli Barrage
Catchment area 4,455 square kilometres (1,720 sq mi)

Thotapalli Barrage is located in Garugubilli Mandal, Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh State. It was named after the freedom fighter and Political leader Sardar Gouthu Latchanna. The project construction was in between 2003 and 2015. This Project was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra babu Naidu on September 10, 2015. The Project provides irrigation to 1,20,000 acres in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts. [1]

Garugu-billi is a village in Vizianagaram district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Vizianagaram district District of Andhra Pradesh in India

Vizianagaram district is a northern coastal district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The town of Vizianagaram is the district headquarters. The district is bounded on the east by the district of Srikakulam, southwest by the district of Visakhapatnam, southeast by the Bay of Bengal, and northwest by the state of Odisha.

Andhra Pradesh State in southern India

Andhra Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India. Situated in the south-east of the country, it is the seventh-largest state in India, covering an area of 162,970 km2 (62,920 sq mi). As per the 2011 census, it is the tenth most populous state, with 49,386,799 inhabitants. The largest city in Andhra Pradesh is Visakhapatnam. Telugu, one of the classical languages of India, is the major and official language of Andhra Pradesh.

In 1908, the old Thotapalli regulator was constructed across the Nagavali River with a 64,000 acres irrigation potential. The regulator was replaced by the current barrage which has a 2.51 Tmcft storage capacity and an additional 56,000 acres irrigation potential. [2] [3]

Nagavali River river in India

The River Nagavali also known as Langulya is one of the main rivers of Southern Odisha and Northern Andhra Pradesh States in India, between Rushikulya and Godavari basins.


Tmcft, (Tmc ft), (TMC), (tmc), is the abbreviation of one thousand million cubic feet (1,000,000,000 = 109 = 1 billion), commonly used in India in reference to volume of water in a reservoir or river flow.

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  1. "India: National Register of Large Dams 2009". Thotapalli Project. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. "Thotapalli Barrage Project" . Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  3. "Thotapalli Irrigation Project JI00049" . Retrieved 11 September 2015.