15 Notable Dams and Reservoirs in Maharashtra

Maharashtra has more 500 small and large dams and notable water reservoirs in the state. Koyna Dam is one of the five largest dams of Maharashtra and Other major dams and reservoirs of Maharashtra state also includes Bordharan Dam,Nilwande Dam,Gangapur Dam,Upper Vaitarana Dam,Mula Dam, Dhom Dam,Upper Wardha Dam,Temghar Dam and Kamthikhairy Dam.

Koyna Dam -105 TMC


Koyna Dam is the largest dams in Maharashtra,constructed on Koyna river and Hydroelectric Project is the largest completed hydroelectric power plant in India. The Koyna Dam and Reservoir is nestled in the Western Ghats with total water capacity 105 TMC.

Jayakwadi Dam


Jayakwadi Dam is a multipurpose dam project on Godavari river in Paithan taluka of Aurangabad. The dam is one of the largest earthern dams in India and one of the largest irrigation projects in Maharashtra.

Totladoh Dam

Totladoh Dam on the Pench river near Ramtek in Nagpur is a gravity dam with 160 MW hydroelectric plant. The dam is 244 ft tall and one of the major water reservoir in Nagpur District.

Isapur Dam


Isapur Dam on Penganga river is a 187 ft tall earthfill dam and has one of the largest water reservoir in Maharashtra.  This dam is ranked at 4th position in the state and one of the top 5 biggest dam in Maharashtra.

Wilson Dam


Wilson Dam of Bhandardara across the Pravara river is one of the oldest dams in the country. Bhandardara Wilson Dam and Reservoir is one of the best place to visit in Maharashtra during monsoon.

Vaitarna Dam

Vaitarna Dam or Modaksagar Dam on Vaitarna river is a gravity dam and one of the major source of water supply to Mumbai. Vaitarna Dam and Middle Vaitarna Dam are the two major dams near Mumbai.

Bhatsa Dam

Bhatsa Dam on Bhatsa river near Shahapur is one of the largest gravity dam in the state of Maharashtra. The earthfill and gravity dam is 290 ft tall dam and an important lake near Mumbai.

Kolkewadi Dam

Kolkewadi Dam is a part of the Koyna Dam hydro electrical project,located in the Konkan region, Ratnagiri district. The dam has the underground power station and uses the tailwater of giant Koyna Dam.

Morbe Dam

Morbe Dam on the Dhavari river near Khalapur is a gravity dam and is the main water source for the city of Navi Mumbai. The reservoir of Morbe Dam is located around 30 km Matheran hill station and popular for weekend picnic from Mumbai and Pune.

Mulshi Dam


Mulshi Dam and Lake is largest man made lake in Pune and a major dam on the Mula river in India. The lakeside area of Mulshi dam offers nature centric experience and primarily a tourist attraction near Pune.

Pawna Dam

Pawna Dam is constructed across the Pavana river near Lonavla and the backwaters of Pawna dam provide a wonderful view of nature. The dam is one of the excellent place for one day outing near Pune and Mumbai.

Panshet Dam

Panshet Dam or Tanajisagar Dam in Pune is one of the major dam on the Ambi river, situated about 50 km from the city. Panshet Dam and Lake is one of the best monsoon destination for Pune people.

Ujjani Dam


Ujjani Dam also known as Bhima Dam is one of the largest dam in the state of Maharashtra,on the Bhima river. This Bhima Dam irrigation project is an earthfill cum Masonry gravity dam,located in Solapur district and backwaters at Bhigwan is famous bird watching place,especially for greater flamingos and wildlife photography.

Tansa Dam

Tansa Dam on Tansa river near Mumbai is an earth fill and gravity dam,located in Shahapur taluka in Thane district. The dam is the major sources of drinking water for Mumbai.

Khadakwasla Dam

Khadakwasla- Dam-Pune

Khadakwasla Dam on Mutha river is the main source of water for Pune city and the scenic places around the dam and lake is popular weekends destination,especially during the monsoon season.

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