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#NamePurposeRiverNearest CityDistrictBasinStatusCompletion YearTypeLength (m)Max Height above Foundation (m)
1Aanaimaduvu DamIrrigationAnaimaduvuSalemSalemEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1993Earthen67027.94
2Adavinainarkovil DamIrrigationTamiraparaniTenkasiTirunelveliEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted2002Gravity & Masonry67040.2
3Aliyar DamHydroelectric,IrrigationAliyarPollachiCoimbatoreWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1962Earthen / Gravity & Masonry320044.04
4Amaravathi DamHydroelectric,IrrigationAmaravatiUdumalaippettaiTiruppurCauveryCompleted1958Earthen / Gravity & Masonry109550
5Anaikuttam DamIrrigationArjuna NadhiSatturVirudhunagarEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1989Earthen29409.5
6Andiappanur Odai DamPambarVaniyambadiVelloreEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted2007-118522.5
7Avalanche DamHydroelectricAvalanche & Emerald StreamsUdagamandalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted1961Gravity & Masonry36657
8Barur DamBarurKrishnagiriKrishnagiriEast flowing rivers between Pennar and Kanyakumari-
9Berijam LakeKodiyetan ArDindigulEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted-
10Bungihalla BundBhavaniUthagamandalamThe NilgirisWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1965Earthen28023
11Chembarambakkam DamSriperumbudurKancheepuramEast flowing rivers between Pennar and Kanyakumari-
12Chinnar DamIrrigationChinnarHosurKrishnagiriEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1977Earthen36529
13Chittar I DamIrrigationChittarVilavankodKanniyakumariWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1970Earthen80621.94
14Chittar II DamIrrigationChittarVilavankodKanniyakumariWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1970Earthen107625
15East Varahapallam damEast varahapallamUthamangalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted1967Gravity & Masonry17318
16Emerald DamHydroelectricEmeraldUdagamandalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted1961Gravity & Masonry32365
17Eravangalar DamHydroelectricEravangalarUttamapalaiyamTheniEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1978Gravity & Masonry24230
18Gatana DamIrrigationGatana nadhiAmbasamudramTirunelveliEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1974Earthen162832.92
19GlenmorganHydroelectricGlenmorgan StUthagamandalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted1930Gravity & Masonry8016
20Glenmorgan Forbay DamHydroelectricUdagamandalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted1930Gravity & Masonry8016
21Golwarpatti DamArujuna & GowsihaSatturVirudhunagarEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1993-570015.9
22Gomukhinadi DamIrrigationGomukhinadhiKallakkurichchiViluppuramEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1965Earthen210324.83
23Gundar DamIrrigationGundarSengottaiTirunelveliEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1983Earthen / Gravity & Masonry389.914.66
24Gunderipallam DamGunderipallamErodeperiyarCauveryCompleted1978Earthen62717.7
25Highwavys DamHydroelectricHighwavys St.UttamapalaiyamTheniEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1978Earthen / Gravity & Masonry17535
26Irukkangudi DamIrrigationVaippar, ArjunaSatturVirudhunagarEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted2009Earthen18508.85
27Kadamparai DamHydroelectricKadambaraiPollachiCoimbatoreWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1984Earthen / Gravity & Masonry80867.5
28Kamraju Sagar (Sandy Nalla) DamSandynallahUthagamandalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted1963Earthen / Gravity & Masonry10736
29Kariakoil DamIrrigationKariakovilAtturSalemEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1993Earthen70831
30Karuppanadhi DamIrrigationKaruppanadhiTenkasiTirunelveliEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1977Earthen / Gravity & Masonry89034.44
31Kelavarapalli DamIrrigationPonniarHosurKrishnagiriEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1993Earthen54713.5
32Kesarigulihalla DamIrrigationK.gulihallaPalakoduDharmapuriCauveryCompleted1985Earthen167216.74
33Kodaganar DamIrrigationVedasandurDindigulCauveryCompleted1993Earthen / Gravity & Masonry289312.75
34Kodumudiyar DamIrrigationNambiyarNanguneriTirunelveliEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted2003Earthen / Gravity & Masonry41128
35Krishnagiri DamIrrigationPonniarKrishnagiriKrishnagiriEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1958Earthen / Gravity & Masonry990.5929.26
36Kullursandai DamIrrigationVaipparAruppukottaiVirudhunagarEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1984Earthen32078
37Kundah Palam DamHydroelectricKundahUdagamandalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted1961Gravity & Masonry15232
38Kuppanatham DamCheyyarChengamTiruvannamalaiEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted-75025.2
39Kuthiraiyar DamIrrigationKuthiraiyarPalaniDindigulCauveryCompleted1990Earthen / Gravity & Masonry899.927.38
40Kuttiyadi (Augmentation Main ) (Padinjarethara)HydroelectricKaramenthoduWynadKozhikodeWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted2004Earthen62838
41Kuttiyar DamKuttiyarKalkulamKanniyakumariWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted-9325
42Lower Bhavani DamHydroelectric,IrrigationBhavaniSatyamangalamErodeCauveryCompleted1955Earthen / Gravity & Masonry879762
43Lower Kodayar DamHydroelectricKodayarVilavankodKanniyakumariWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1972Gravity & Masonry15261
44Lower Nirar DamHydroelectric,IrrigationNirarPollachiCoimbatoreWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1982Earthen / Gravity & Masonry188.9750.29
45MambazhathuraiyarMambazhathuraiyarKanyakumariKanniyakumariWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted2011Earthen / Gravity & Masonry36024
46Manalar DamHydroelectricManalarUttamapalaiyamTheniEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1978Gravity & Masonry18540
47Manimukthanadhi DamFlood Control,IrrigationManimukthaKallakkurichchiViluppuramEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1970Earthen361821
48Manimuthar DamIrrigationManimuthurAmbasamudramTirunelveliEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1958Earthen / Gravity & Masonry282545.72
49Manjalar DamIrrigationManjalarPeriyakulamTheniEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1967Earthen104328.33
50Maravakandi Forbay DamHydroelectricAravarihallaUdagamandalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted1947Earthen / Gravity & Masonry41522
51Marudhanadi DamIrrigationMaurdhanadhiDindigulDindigulCauveryCompleted1979Earthen80827.43
52Mettur DamHydroelectric,IrrigationCauveryMetturSalemCauveryCompleted1934Gravity & Masonry1615.4470.41
53Mirugandanadhi DamPolurTiruvannamalaiEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted-
54Mordhana DamIrrigationKoundanyanadhiGudiyattamVelloreEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted2001Gravity & Masonry47523.89
55Moyar Forebay DamHydroelectricUdagamandalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted1951Earthen / Gravity & Masonry73122
56Mukurthy DamMukurthiUdagamandalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted1938-16234
57Nagavathi DamIrrigationNagavathyDharmapuriDharmapuriCauveryCompleted1986Earthen30615.81
58Nallathangal Odai DamNallathangal OdaiDharapuramTiruppurCauveryCompleted2007-345022
59Nambiar DamIrrigationNambiarRadhapuramTirunelveliEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted2004Earthen260510.84
60Nanganjiyar DamIrrigationNanganjiyarPalaniDindigulCauveryCompleted2007Gravity & Masonry268021.5
61Nilayur Bed DamIrrigationVagaiMaduraiEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompletedEarthen
62Noyyal Athupalayam DamIrrigationNoyyalKarurKarurCauveryCompleted1992Earthen285014.06
63Noyyal Orathupalayam DamIrrigationNoyyalDharapuramTiruppurCauveryCompleted1992Earthen229021.7
64Palar Porundalar DamIrrigationPalarPorundalarPalaniDindigulCauveryCompleted1978Earthen245132
65Pambar DamFlood Control,IrrigationPambarUttangaraiKrishnagiriEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1983Earthen65216.5
66Papanasam DamHydroelectricThambraparaniAmbasamudramTirunelveliEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1944Gravity & Masonry40918
67Parappalar DamIrrigationParappalarPalaniDindigulCauveryCompleted1974Gravity & Masonry81.0739.62
68ParsoníS Valley DamHydroelectricParson Valley StreamUdagamandalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted1966Gravity & Masonry14643
69Pechiparai DamIrrigationKodaiyarVilavankodKanniyakumariWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1906Gravity & Masonry55546.32
70Pegumbahallah Forebay DamHydroelectricPengumbahallhUdagamandalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted1965Gravity & Masonry18155
71Periyar ForebayVairavanarTheniTheniEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1958Gravity & Masonry8838
72Perumpallam DamPerumpalamSatyamangalamErodeCauveryCompleted-206017.09
73Perunchani DamIrrigationParalayarKalkulamKanniyakumariWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1952Gravity & Masonry30836.27
74Pilavukkal Kovilar DamKovilarUsilampattiMaduraiEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted-639.2716
75Pilavukkal Periyar DamPeriyarSrivilliputturVirudhunagarEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted-86417
76Pillur DamHydroelectricBhavaniMettuppalaiyamCoimbatoreCauveryCompleted1967Gravity & Masonry35788
77Poigaiyar DamIrrigationPoigaiTovalaKanniyakumariWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted2000Earthen229024
78Ponnaniar DamIrrigationPonnaniyarKulittalaiKarurCauveryCompleted1974Earthen / Gravity & Masonry246.8124.84
79Poondi DamIrrigationKosasthalaiyarTiruvallurThiruvallurEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1944Earthen385612.27
80Porthimund DamHydroelectricPorthimund StUdagamandalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted1966Gravity & Masonry33556
81Puthen DamIrrigationKodayarKanniyakumariWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted-
82Pykara DamUdagamandalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted-193.556
83Rajathope Kanar DamIrrigationRajathopekanarChittoorChittoorEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1997Gravity & Masonry260
84Ramanadhi DamIrrigationRamanadhiAmbasamudramTirunelveliEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1974Earthen / Gravity & Masonry836.5731.09
85Sathanur DamHydroelectric,IrrigationPonniarChengamTiruvannamalaiEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1958Earthen / Gravity & Masonry786.3744.81
86SathiyarSathaiyaruMaduraiMaduraiEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1965Earthen / Gravity & Masonry409.6314.93
87Servalar DamHydroelectric,IrrigationServalar/ TambiraparaniAmbasamudramTirunelveliEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1986Gravity & Masonry46557
88Shanmuganadhi DamUttamapalaiyamTheniEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted-
89Shenbagathope DamIrrigationKamandalarPolurTiruvannamalaiEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted2007Earthen101526.6
90Sholayar DamHydroelectric,IrrigationSholayarPollachiCoimbatoreWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1971Earthen / Gravity & Masonry1244.18105.16
91Shoolagiri Chinnar DamIrrigationShoolagiri ChinnarHosurKrishnagiriEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1986Earthen41525.3
92Siddhamalli DamIrrigationUdaiyarpalaiyamAriyalurCauveryCompleted1987Earthen505015.15
93Sothupparai DamIrrigationVaraganadhiKodaikkanalDindigulEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted2001Gravity & Masonry32057.64
94Thirumurthi DamIrrigationPalarUdumalaippettaiTiruppurWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1967Earthen262834.14
95Thoppaiyar DamIrrigationThoppaiyarDharmapuriDharmapuriCauveryCompleted1986Earthen43519.75
96Thumblahalli DamFlood Control,IrrigationPulapattiPalakoduDharmapuriEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1983Earthen105412.6
97Uppar( Erode) DamUpparDharapuramTiruppurCauveryCompleted1968Earthen / Gravity & Masonry225619.81
98Upper Aliyar DamHydroelectricAliyarPollachiCoimbatoreWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1971Gravity & Masonry31581
99Upper Bhavani DamHydroelectricBhavaniUdagamandalamThe NilgirisCauveryCompleted1965Gravity & Masonry41980
100Upper Kodayar DamHydroelectricKodayarKalkulamKanniyakumariWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1972Gravity & Masonry16688
101Upper Kodayar Diversion damKodayarKanniyakumariWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted-
102Vadakku Paichaiyar DamIrrigationVadakkupaichaiyarNanguneriTirunelveliEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted2003Earthen311520.1
103Vaigai DamHydroelectric,IrrigationVaigaiPeriyakulamTheniEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1959Earthen / Gravity & Masonry347433.83
104Vaniar DamIrrigationVaniarHarurDharmapuriEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1985Earthen113631
105Varadhamanadhi DamVaradhamanadhiPalaniDindugal AnnaWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1978Earthen29726
106Varattar DamIrrigationHarurDharmapuriEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted2005Earthen / Gravity & Masonry113631.17
107Varattupallam DamIrrigationVarattupallamBhavaniErodeCauveryCompleted1978Earthen179815.5
108Vattamalaikarai Odai DamIrrigationV.K. OdaiDharapuramTiruppurCauveryCompleted1978Earthen182020
109Vembakottai DamIrrigationSatturVirudhunagarEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1985Earthen32169.7
110Vennir-Ar DamVennirar ChinnamanuridukkiEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1978Gravity & Masonry9629
111Vidur DamIrrigationVarahanadiTindivanamViluppuramEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1959Earthen438022.55
112West Varahapallam Weir DamW.V.PallamUthagamandalamNilgiriCauveryCompleted1967Gravity & Masonry9235
113Western Catchment No. I DamHydroelectricArickyampuzhaUthagamandalamNilgiriWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1966Gravity & Masonry7218
114Western Catchment No. II DamHydroelectricKarampuzhaUthagamandalamNilgiriWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1966Gravity & Masonry8530
115Western Catchment No. III DamHydroelectricKarampuzhaUthagamandalamNilgiriWest flowing rivers from Tadri to KanyakumariCompleted1966Gravity & Masonry9226
116Willington DamIrrigationPeriya odaiVriddhachalamCuddaloreEast flowing rivers between Pennar and KanyakumariCompleted1923Earthen402317.22

(Source: India-WRIS WebGIS)

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