Thunakkadavu Dam

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Thunakkadavu Dam
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Location of Thunakkadavu Dam in India
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Thunakkadavu Dam (Kerala)
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Thunakkadavu Dam (Tamil Nadu)
Official nameതുണകടവ്‌
Location Palakkad district, Kerala
Coordinates 10°26′3″N76°46′54″E / 10.43417°N 76.78167°E / 10.43417; 76.78167 Coordinates: 10°26′3″N76°46′54″E / 10.43417°N 76.78167°E / 10.43417; 76.78167
PurposeWater supply
Opening date1965
Owner(s) Tamilnadu
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsThunacadavu River
Height26.91 m (88.3 ft)
Length314 m (1,030 ft)
Spillway typeOgee
Spillway capacity495 m3/s (17,500 cu ft/s)

Thunakkadavu Dam is situated in Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala across Thunacadavu River, which is a tributary of Parambikulam River, in Palakkad district of Kerala, India. It is part of the Parambikulam Aliyar (Irrigation) Project.This is a small balancing Reservoir with gross capacity is 557 Mcft. The water that is received from Prambikulam Reservoir and from the Peruvaripallam Reservoir, as well as from its own catchment, is diverted to the Sarkarpathy Power House through the Sarkarpathy Power Tunnel. [1]

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