Water Management – Institutional Reforms, Conservation Efforts, etc.

In news: Srisailam Dam


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Dam, river and its reservoir

Mains level: NA

The major fire accident at the Srisailam hydroelectric power station has resulted in heavy loss of lives.

Try this PYQ:

What is common to the places known as Aliyar, Isapur and Kangsabati? (CSP 2019)

(a) Recently discovered uranium deposits

(b) Tropical rain forests

(c) Underground cave systems

(d) Water reservoirs

About Srisailam Dam

  • The Srisailam Dam is constructed across the Krishna River in Kurnool district, AP near Srisailam temple town.
  • It is the 2nd largest capacity working hydroelectric station in the country.
  • The dam was constructed in a deep gorge in the Nallamala Hills in between Kurnool and Mahabubnagar districts, 300 m (980 ft) above sea level.
  • It has a reservoir of 616 square kilometres.

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