Gandhi Sagar Dam
This is a the first of the four Chambal Valley Projects, located on
the Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border. It is a 64 metre high masonry gravity
dam, with a live storage capacity of 6,920 Mm3 and a catchment area
of 22,584 km2, of which only 1,537 km2 are in Rajasthan. The dam was
completed in the year 1960. The hydro-power station is located at the
dam site and comprises five generating units, four of 23 MW each and
one 27 MW capacity. The water released after power generation is utilised
for irrigation through Kota Barrage. Rajasthan has a 50% share in the
power generation of this station.
Rana Pratap Sagar Dam
Rana Pratap Sagar dam is the second in the series of Chambal Valley
Projects, located 52 km downstream of Gandhi Sagar dam across the river
Chambal in Rajasthan. This dam was completed in the year 1970.
It is a straight masonry gravity structure, 54 meters high. The power
house is located on the left side of the spillway and consists of 4
units of 43 MW each, with firm power generation of 90 MW at 60% load
factor. The total catchment area of this dam is 24,864 km2, of which
only 956 km2 are in Rajasthan. The free catchment area below Gandhi
Sagar dam is 2,280 km2. The live storage capacity is 1,566 Mm3.Rajasthan
State has a 50% share in the power generation of this station.
Jawahar Sagar Dam
Sagar dam is the third dam in the series of Chambal Valley Projects,
located 29 km upstream of Kota city and 26 km downstream of Rana Pratap
Sagar dam, across the river Chambal. It is a concrete gravity dam, 45
meter high and 393 m long, generating 60 MW of power with an installed
capacity of 3 units of 33 MW. The work was completed in 1972. The total
catchment area of the dam is 27,195 Km2, of which only 1,496 km2 are
in Rajasthan. The free catchment area below Rana Pratap Sagar dam is
Rajasthan has a 50% share in the power generation of this station.
Barrage is the fourth in the series of Chambal Valley Projects, located
about 0.8 km upstream of Kota City in Rajasthan. Water released after
power generation at Gandhi Sagar, Rana Pratap Sagar and Jawahar Sagar
Dams, is diverted by Kota Barrage for irrigation in Rajasthan and in
Madhya Pradesh through canals on the left and the right sides of the
river. The work on this dam was completed in 1960.
The total catchment area of Kota Barrage is 27,332 km2, of which the
free catchment area below Jawahar Sagar Dam is just 137 km2. The live
storage is 99 Mm3. It is an earthfill dam with a concrete spillway.
The right and left main canals have a headworks discharge capacity of
188 and 42 m3/sec, respectively. The total length of the main canals,
branches and distribution system is about 2,342 km, serving an area
of 229 kha of CCA.50% of the water intercepted at Kota Barrage has been
agreed to be diverted to MP for irrigation.