Top 6 Largest Dam and Biggest Reservoir of Madhya Pradesh

Dams and reservoirs of Madhya Pradesh are constructed over several rivers such as Chambal River, Son River, Narmada River, Barna etc. Narmada River valley is the largest west flowing river and also known as the Life Line of Madhya Pradesh has the maximum number of dam which includes Bargi Dam,Omkareswar Dam and Jobat dam, Other major dams in Madhya Pradesh are Madikheda Dam,Bheemgarh Dam,Tigra Dam and Govindgarh Dam.

Indirasagar Dam


The Indirasagar Dam in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh holds the largest reservoir in India and River Narmada is fifth largest river in India. Indira Sagar Dam Project is a multipurpose Project with long concrete gravity dam for Irrigation and power generation.

Concrete Gravity Dam
Height 92 m (302 ft)
Length  653 m (2,142 ft)
Narmada River
Indira Sagar Reservoir
Capacity 9,890,701 acre·ft
Khandwa district

Bargi Dam


Bargi Dam is one of the first completed dams constructed on Narmada River and part of the Narmada River Valley Dam project. The Narmada Valley Development Project is the single largest river development scheme in India,Bargi Dam water reservoir is one of the best place for tourism with facilities like Speed Boating, Water Scooters, Paddle Boating and birding.

Masonry Dam
Height 69.80 m
Length  5357 m
Narmada River
Bargi Reservoir
Jabalpur District

Bansagar Dam


The Bansagar Dam across Sone River is situated in the Ganges Basin in Madhya Pradesh at village Deolond in Shahdol. Ban Sagar Dam is constructed on Sone River at the confluence of Sone and Banas River for irrigation facility and also provides power generation of 425 MW in Madhya Pradesh.

Masonry Dam
Height 67 m (220 ft)
Length  1,020 m (3,350 ft)
Sone River
Bansagar Reservoir
Shahdol District

Gandhi Sagar Dam


The Gandhi Sagar Dam is one of the four major dams built on Chambal River and dam water reservoir area is the second-largest in India. Gandhi Sagar Dam attracts a large number of migratory,waterbirds and non-migratory birds throughout the year.

Masonry Gravity Dam
Height 62.17 metres (204.0 ft)
Length 514 metres (1,686 ft)
Chambal River
Capacity 5,936,000 acre·ft
Gandhi Sagar Reservoir
Mandsaur District

Madikheda Dam


Madikheda Dam is a Multi-purpose masonry cum earthen dam situated in Shivpuri district. The lake is known as Madikheda Reservoir across river Sindh and one of the tallest dam of Madhya Pradesh.

Masonry Cum Earthen Dam
Height 62
Length 1070 m
Sindh River
Madikheda Reservoir
Shivpuri District

Tawa Dam


Tawa Dam and Reservoir is one of the large reservoir on the Tawa River,located in Hoshangabad in central India. The dam has brought prosperity to the Hoshangabad district and also a big tourist attraction during the monsoon months for Cruise boat service, Satpura National Park and Bori Wildlife Sanctuary.

Masonry Dam
Height 57.91 m
Length  1,815 m
Tawa River
Tawa Reservoir
Hoshangabad District