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Gandhi Sagar dam
Gandhi sagar Dam
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Impounds Chambal River
Locale Gandhi Nagar, Mandsaur District,Madhya Pradesh
Length 513 m
Height 62.20 m
Construction began 1954
Opening date 1970
Reservoir information
Creates Gandhi Sagar Reservoir
Maintained by Water Resources Department, Madhya Pradesh

The Gandhi Sagar dam is the first of the four dams built on the Chambal river. It is located in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh. 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. The dam was completed in the year 1960. The hydro-power station comprises five generating units of 23 MW capacity each. The water released after power generation is utilised for irrigation through Kota Barrage.


  • Water Resources of Madhya Pradesh: Major Projects, Water Resources Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh, January 2006

Coordinates: 24°42′24″N 75°33′12″E / 24.70667°N 75.55333°E / 24.70667; 75.55333


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