18 May 2018

Kuanria Dam, Nayagarh, Odisha

Kuanria Dam is located on the outskirts of Daspalla in Nayagarh or Nayagada District of Odisha. It is built across the Kuanria River, which is a tributary of the Mahanadi River. The basic motive of constructing this dam was to help in the irrigation of the farmlands of this region.

The dam is just 7 kilometers away from Daspalla town and situated near to Odasar village in Nayagarh district. It's the largest dam of Nayagarh district. You can find forests with incredibly lush flora and fauna, a very good nature spot with a deer park in this place.

The Dam intercepts a catchment area of 124 km2 across the stream Kuanria and Khalkhala. This project provides irrigation facilities to an ayacut of 3600 ha. in Khariff and 1908 ha. in Rabi.

The maximum height of the dam is 21 m. The construction of the Project commenced in the year 1977. The dam and spillway works were completed in the year 1982 and distribution system by March 1988.

* All these information provided above are taken from a different source on the Internet.
* All these photographs are taken Barabula Odia.

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