There are many major dams in Gujarat State, the largest dam of the Narmada Valley Project is known as SSD or Sardar Sarovar Dam and the upcoming Narendra Modi’s Kalpsar dam project across the Gulf of Khambat. Dams and Reservoirs for source of water in Gujarat also includes Sukhi Dam,Ajwa Dam,Dholidhaja Dam,Dantiwada Dam,Khodiyar Dam and Kalpasar Dam Project.
Sardar Sarovar Dam on river Narmada is the largest dam in Gujarat state and one of the biggest dam in India. The dam is a large hydraulic engineering project and the largest structure to be built on river Narmada Valley. River Narmada is also one of the west flowing and cleanest river of India.
Height – 163 m
Dam Type – Gravity Dam
River – Narmada
Ukai Dam is second largest dam in the state and has largest reservoir in Gujarat known as Vallabh Sagar. The Dam is constructed across the Tapti river in Surat district and has second largest storage capacity of other existing dams in Gujarat.
Height – 80 m
River – Tapti
Kadana Dam is a masonry with embankment dam on the Mahi river,situated in Panchmahal district. The dam was built for controlling the floods in the catchment area.
Dantiwada Dam on the Banas river is situated in the outskirts of Dantiwada. The dam is one of the famous dam in Banaskantha district.
Height – 25 m
River – Hiran
Kamleshwar Dam or Hiran I Dam is located inside the Gir Forest National Park on the Hiran River in Visavadar, Junagadh district. The Kamleshwar Dam is a rock-fill embankment dam and the reservoir is famous for crocodiles and birds.