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The district also identified as tribal by the State Government. Many important rivers of Maharashtra originate in the district. Godavari which is popularly known as Ganga of South India originatesat holy place Trimbakeshwar. Another major river is Girna. Other rivers are Darna,Mosam, Aram, Vaitarna, Manyad and Kadwa.

DARNA DAM :- Darna dam is situated at 20 Km. from village Wadivarhe on the Nashik Mumbai highway.The village Wadivarhe is 15 Km. from Nashik.This is a masonary dam constructed by British Government in 1916.The total length of dam is 1634 meters, and the maximum height of the dam is 28 meters.There are 50 automatic Reynolds type gates for passing the discharge of 2017.55 cumecs (71250 cusecs). In 1972 additional 6 radial gates of size 12.19 x 4.27 m. are constucted for passing the discharge of 1318.40 cumecs (46560 cusecs). There are 6 irrigation outlets on left bank and 2 irrigation outlets on right bank. The total catchment area at the dam site is 404 Sq.Km. The total Live storage of the dam is  202.42  MCM  (7149 mcft). The Gross irrigation command area is 79697  Ha. and irrigation command area of the dam is 33170 Ha.

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GANGAPUR DAM :- This dam is near village Gangawadi and is 10 Km. from Nashik city.This is a earthen dam constructed in 1954. The total catchment area of the dam is 357.4 Sq.km.The total dam length is 3810 m. and maximum height of the dam is 36.57m. The total Gross storage of the dam is 215.88 MCM (7624 mcft) and total Live storage is 203.76 MCM (7200 mcft). The lenght of the waste weir is 102 m. There are total 9 radial gates of size (9.15x6.10 m.) having the discharge capacity of 2294 cumecs (81013 cusecs). The dam has two canals, the left bank canal is 64 Km. long and right bank canal is 30 Km. long. The total irrigable area of this dam is 15960 Ha.

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Major Projects

Name of Project

Location

Year of Completion

Height in Mtr

Capacity

Gangapur

Gangawadi, Tal Nashik

1965

36.57

203.76

Karanjwan

Karanjwan Tal-Dindori

1974

39.31

175.57

Waghad

Waghad, Tal- Dindori

1980

46.92

76.48

Ozarkhed

Ozarhed Tal- Dindori

1984

35.30

67.96

Palkhed

Palkhed, Tal- Dindori

1976

19.50

21.24

Punegaon

Punegaon, Tal- Dindori

2001

25.14

20.39

Tisgaon

Tisgaon, Tal- Dindori

2000

24.90

15014

Chanakapur

Chanakapur, Tal- Kalwan

1918

39.01

79.97

Girana

Panjhan, Tal- Nandgaon

1969

56.60

524

Darana

Darana, Tal- Igatpuri

1916

28.04

202.42


Medium Projects

Name of Project

Location

Year of Completion

Height in Mtr

Capacity

Kashyapi

Khadyachi Wadi, Tal- Nashik

2005

41.75

52.43

Alandi

Kathewadi Tal- Dindori

1985

29.28

27.46

Haranbari

Ambapur, Tal- Baglan

1982

34.02

34.77

Keljhar

Keljhar, Tal- Baglan

1986

30.95

17.10

Nagya Sakya

Hinganwadi, Tal- Nandgaon

1994

23.09

15.62

Bhojapur

Bhojapur, Tal- Sinnar

1973

29.65

10.21

 

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