tehri dam (india)

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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.

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