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Vaigai Dam

Vaigai Dam
Vaigai Dam is located in Tamil Nadu
Vaigai Dam
Location of the Vaigai Dam in Tamil Nadu
Country India
Location Andipatti, Theni district, Tamil Nadu
Opening date January 29, 1959
Dam and spillways
Height 111 ft (34 m)
Length 71 ft (22 m)
Total capacity 6091 million Cu ft³
Power station
Operator(s) Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited
Commission date April 3, 1990
Type Gravity dam
Turbines 2 x 3 MW
Installed capacity 6

The Vaigai Dam is built across the blackgram, cowpea and cotton.[2]


  • Vaigai Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant 1
  • Gallery 2
  • Footnotes 3
  • External links 4

Vaigai Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant

Vaigai Hydroelectric Power Plant was design capacity of 6 MWe. It has 2 unit(s) of 3 MW each. The first unit was commissioned in 1990 . It is operated by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO).[3][4]


Vaigai Dam at Twilight 
Vaigai Dam in the Daylight 


  1. ^ "Water released from Vaigai dam for irrigationRiver Vaigai near Andipatti, the dam with a height of 111 feet can store 71 feet of water. It is 7 km from A ndipatti, 14 km from Theni and 70 km from Madurai. This dam was opened on January 21, 1959.". The Hindu. Retrieved 2007-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Agricultural Research Station, Vaigai Dam". Tamil Nadu Government. Retrieved 2007-08-09. 
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External links

  • Dam Break Analysis for Vaigai Dam
  • Vaigai Dam
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