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Reservoirs on the Tungabhadra and Vedavati Rivers, India

15.2N 76.3E

April 16th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

India - March 5th, 2010

India - March 5th, 2010

The Tungabhadra River (above) is a sacred river in southern India that flows through the state of Karnataka to Andhra Pradesh, where it serves as the chief tributary of the Krishna River.

The Tunga Bhadra Reservoir is visible near the upper left edge, created by the construction of the Tunga Bhadra Dam across the river, near the town of Hosapete in Karnataka. The dam is considered to be a multipurpose dam, as it helps in the generation of electricity, irrigation of land, prevention and control of floods etc.

Another river and reservoir pair can be observed south of the Tungabhadra River: the Vani Villas Sagara Lake on the Vedavati River, near the town of Hiriyur in Karnataka. The dam is the oldest in the state, and was constructed to meet the water needs of the otherwise mostly dry district of Chitradurga.

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