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Srisailam Dam

Srisailam Dam

Srisailam Dam is a dam constructed across the Krishna River at Srisailam in the Kurnool district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India and is one of the 12 largest hydroelectric projects in the country.

The dam was constructed in a deep gorge in the Nallamala hills, above sea level. It is long, high and has 12 radial crest gates. Srisailam Dam provides irrigation water for about in Kurnool District and Cuddapah District, which are in the drought-prone Rayalaseema region. Special permission is needed to go on to the main dam.

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