Top 12 Largest Water Reservoirs in India

India has more than 91 major reservoirs including all artificial lakes with large capacity, Indirasagar Dam reservoirs is the largest reservoir in India followed by Nagarjuna Sagar. Other Large reservoirs in India also includes Shivsagar Lake,Berijam Lake,Fateh Sagar Lake,Upper Lake, Vihar Lake,Modak Sagar,Kanva Reservoir,Nizam Sagar,Aliyar Reservoir,Stanley Reservoir and Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar.

Indira Sagar – Madhya Pradesh


Indira Sagar in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh is the largest reservoir in India. The Dam is a multipurpose Project on the Narmada river with capacity of 12.22 billion cubic metres.

Nagarjuna Sagar – Andhra Pradesh


Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is world’s largest masonry dam built across the Krishna river and The dam created a big water reservoir with 11.472 billion cubic metres capacity. Nagarjuna Sagar Reservoir is the second biggest water reservoir in India with 405 TMC gross storage capacity.

Shanti Sagara – Karnataka

Shanti Sagara is the biggest lake in the karnataka and Asia’s second largest irrigation tank, located in Kerebilchi. The tank is created by spillway structure and has a water spread of 6,550 acres.

Sriram Sagar – Telangana


Sriram Sagar is reservoir and a flood flow project across the Godavari river in Nizamabad district of Telangana. Sriramsagar rservoir has live capacity is 75 tmcft and also called as lifeline for a large part of Telangana state.

Srisailam – Andhra Pradesh


Srisailam Dam is constructed in a deep gorge in the Nallamala Hills near Kurnool and the reservoir estimated live capacity is 178.74 Tmcft. The dam constructed across the river Krishna near Srisailam temple and is the second largest capacity of hydroelectric station in India.

Stanley Reservoir – Tamil Nadu

Stanley Reservoir is created by Mettur Dam built across the river Kaveri in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. The Mettur Dam is one of the largest dams in India and Stanley Reservoir is one of largest fishing reservoirs in South India and also the largest of its kind in India with total capacity 93.47 Tmcft.

Somasila – Andhra Pradesh

The Somasila Dam reservoir constructed across the Penna river in Andhra Pradesh and has live storage capacity of 75 tmcft. The reservoir is the biggest storage reservoir in Penna River basin.

Subansiri Lower Dam – Arunachal Pradesh

Subansiri Lower Dam is an under construction gravity dam across the river Subansiri at the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in NorthEastern India. The run of the river project will be the largest hydroelectric project in India.

Minimata Hasdeo Bango – Chhattisgarh

Minimata Hasdeo Bango Dam of Chhattisgarh is a multipurpose dam and storage reservoir,constructed across the Hasdeo river. The Hasdeo Bango Dam has one of the largest water reservoir in Chhattisgarh.

Gobind Sagar – Himachal Pradesh


Gobind Sagar Lake is a man made reservoir formed by the Bhakra Dam on the river Sutlej. The reservoir is located in the Bilaspur district, 91 km away from Bhakra Dam, One of the highest gravity dam in the world.

Balimela Reservoir – Odisha

Balimela Reservoir is created by Balimela dam on the river Sileru in Malkangiri district of Odisha. Balimela Dam is a joint project of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh state and has gross storage capacity of 3610 million cubic meters.

Maharana Pratap Sagar – Himachal Pradesh

Maharana Pratap Sagar also known as Pong Reservoir, created by Pong Dam in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The Pong Reservoir is one of the famous wildlife sanctuary and wetland sites in India.

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