Downstream side of the Tehri Dam in the Bhagirathi Valley, one of the headstreams of the Ganges river (India)
The Tehri Dam was (and still is) a very controversial project, as it flooded a valley resulting in the destruction of numerous villages and a town (Tehri), and forced the relocation of about 100,000 people.
The Tehri Dam is the tallest dam in India and one of the tallest in the world. The dam is a 260.5 metres (855 ft) high rock and earth-fill embankment dam. The dam creates a reservoir with a surface area of 52 square kilometres (20 sq mi).
For more photos and info about the controversial Tehri Dam Hydro Power project, go to the Tehri Dam & Lake photo series.