tehri dam & artificial lake (india) - 22 photos

Photos of the Tehri Dam and Reservoir (India)

The Tehri Dam created a huge artificial lake in the Bhilangna valley and Bhagirathi valley, two headstreams of the Ganges.­

The Tehri Dam was (and still is) a very controversial project, as the flooding of the upstream valleys resulted in the destruction of numerous villages and a town (Tehri) that are now submerged, 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.­ Its length is 575 metres (1,886 ft), crest width 20 metres (66 ft), and base width 1,128 metres (3,701 ft).­ The dam creates a reservoir of 4.­0 cubic kilometres (3,200,000 acre¬∑ft) with a surface area of 52 square kilometres (20 sq mi).­

It generates 1,000 megawatts of hydroelectricity.­

Since 2005, filling of the reservoir has led to the reduced flow of Bhagirathi water from the normal 1,000 cubic feet per second (28 m3/­s) to a mere 200 cubic feet per second (5.­7 m3/­s).­ This reduction has been central to local protest against the dam, since the Bhagirathi is considered part of the sacred Ganges whose waters are crucial to Hindu beliefs.­

For more info about the Tehri Dam, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Tehri_­Dam

panorama of the tehri dam and lake (india), artificial lake, bhagirathi river, bhagirathi valley, hydro electric, infrastructure, mountains, reservoir, tehri dam, tehri lake, water
panorama of the tehri dam (india), artificial lake, bhagirathi river, bhagirathi valley, hydro electric, infrastructure, mountains, reservoir, tehri dam, tehri lake, water
tehri dam (india), artificial lake, bhagirathi river, bhagirathi valley, hydro electric, infrastructure, mountains, reservoir, tehri dam, tehri lake, water
tehri dam - rock and earth-fill embankment dam (india), artificial lake, bhagirathi river, bhagirathi valley, hydro electric, infrastructure, mountains, reservoir, tehri dam, tehri lake, water
bihlangna river and tehri dam (india), artificial lake, bhagirathi river, bhagirathi valley, bihlangna river, bihlangna valley, hydro electric, infrastructure, mountains, reservoir, tehri dam, tehri lake, water
ignorance and absence of discipline are the cause of man's trouble - indian road sign, road sign, tehri dam, tehri hydro development corporation, thdc
DSC01038, road sign, tehri dam, tehri hydro development corporation, thdc
panorama of the tehri reservoir in the bhagirathi valley (india), artificial lake, bhagirathi river, bhagirathi valley, hills, mountains, reservoir, tehri lake, water
tehri reservoir - bhagirathi valley (india), artificial lake, bhagirathi river, bhagirathi valley, mountains, reservoir, tehri lake, water
construction of the chanthi dobar suspension bridge over the bhagirathi river (india), artificial lake, bhagirathi river, bhagirathi valley, bridge tower, chanthi dobar bridge, construction, infrastructure, mountains, reservoir, road, suspension bridge, tehri lake, water
chanthi dobar bridge - construction of a suspension bridge over the bhagirathi river (india), artificial lake, bhagirathi river, bhagirathi valley, bridge towers, chanthi dobar bridge, construction, infrastructure, mountains, reservoir, road, suspension bridge, tehri lake, tower, water
tehri reservoir - bhagirathi valley (india), artificial lake, bhagirathi river, bhagirathi valley, mountains, reservoir, river bed, tehri lake, water
bhagirathi river - tehri artificial lake (india), artificial lake, bhagirathi river, bhagirathi valley, mountains, reservoir, river bed, tehri lake, water
tehri dam (india), bhagirathi river, bhagirathi valley, hydro electric, infrastructure, overflow spillway, tehri dam, water
tehri dam - tehri hydro power project (india), bhagirathi river, bhagirathi valley, hydro electric, infrastructure, overflow spillway, tehri dam, water
tehri dam (india), bhagirathi valley, hydro electric, infrastructure, overflow spillway, tehri dam
tehri reservoir - bhilangna valley (india), artificial lake, bhilangna river, bhilangna valley, hazy, hills, mountains, reservoir, tehri lake, water
ruins of submerged village - tehri dam reservoir (india), artificial lake, bhilangna valley, dead trees, reservoir, ruins, tehri lake, village, water
ruins of submerged village - tehri dam lake (india), artificial lake, bhilangna valley, mountains, reservoir, ruins, tehri lake, village, water
peepal dali suspension bridge over tehri reservoir (india), artificial lake, bhilangna valley, forest, infrastructure, mountains, peepal dali bridge, pipal dali bridge, red, reservoir, road, suspension bridge, tehri lake, water, white
hindu devotees protesting dams and hydro projects on ganges river (india), crowd, demonstration, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, protest, signs, street
hindu devotees in street demonstration against dams and hydro projects on ganges river (india), crowd, demonstration, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, protest, signs, street