PWD Chittar

RAMANATHI RESERVOIR

Ramanathi river

Ramanathi river originates from the western ghates at an altitude of 5150 feet and runs through the forest areas for a length of 7 km and reaches in plain areas. In the foot of hills, in which the Ramanathi Reservoir has been constructed across the Ramanathi river in the year of 1974 in Melakadayam village of Ambassamudram taluk in Tirunelveli District. This reservoir was constructed with earth and stone masonry structures to a length of 839 m .The height of the storage is 84 feet to a capacity of 152 Mcft and registered ayacut benefitted is 4953.51 Acres .The reservoir is having 2 fillings per year and two river sluices and one controlled spillway arrangement .Under this reservoir 9 anicuts and through the anicut channels 33 tanks are benefitted for irrigation.

Hydraulic Particulars

  • Storage height of dam – 84 feet
  • Length of dam – 839 Meters
  • Capacity of dam – 152 Mcft
  • Water Spread Area – 0.38 Sq,Km
  • Catchment area – 6.40 Sq,Miles
  • No and size of spillway – 2 No’s / 30 feet X 15 feet
  • Maximum flood discharge – 10450 Cusecs /
  • No of sluices – 2 Nos Thenkal sluice – 5 feet x 6 feet , Vadakal sluice – 5 feet x 6 feet
  • Total Registered Ayacuts – 4943.51 Acres

GUNDAR RESERVOIR

Gundar reservoir

Gundar reservoir is situated across the gundar river the branch of Chittar river which orginates in the western ghates foot of hills in the Kannupulimedu village of Shencottai taluk in Tirunelveli District. Gundar reservoir was constructed with earth and masonry structures with a capacity of 25 Mcft. Gundar river flows towards Kottakulam village at a distance of 8 Kilometer and joined in the Hariharanathi and then the Hariharanathi flows towards 3 kilometer and finally confluence in the Chittar river .

Hydraulic Particulars

  • Height of dam – 36.10 Meter
  • Length of dam – 390.00 Meter
  • Length of earth dam – 240.00 Mete
  • Length of masonry dam – 150.00 Mete /
  • Capacity of dam – 25 Mcft
  • Catchment area – 35.30 Acre
  • No of spillway – 1 No
  • Detail of spillway – Uncontrolled
  • Length of spillway – 77 Meter
  • Maximum flood discharge – 9347 Cusecs
  • Dam sluices – 2 Nos
  • Total Registered Ayacuts – 681.02 Acres

KARUPPANATHI RESERVOIR

Karuppanathi Dam

The river Karuppanathi which is the branch of Tamirabarani and tributary of Chittar river orginates at an altitude of 5870 feet falls in the Krishnapuram village of Kadayanalloor taluk in Tirunelveli District. Karuppanathi reservoir was constructed across the Karuppanathi river in the year 1974.Karuppanathi river flows towards south to a distance of 20 kilometers and confluence in the Hanumannathi river at the down stream side of Urmelazhahiyan anicut in Sampavarvadakarai village.The reservoir gets its benefits from the South west and North east monsoon periods .There are 6 anicuts available across the Karuppanathi river and 72 tanks.

Hydraulic Particular

  • Catcment area – 11.33Sq.Miles
  • Maximum flood discharge – 12600 Cusecs
  • Length of dam – 890 Meters
  • Capacity of dam – 185 Mcft
  • Height of dam – 72 feet
  • Details of spillway – 2 No’s / 30 feet X 15 feet
  • No of sluices – 1 No , River sluice – 5 feet x 6 feet
  • Total Registered Ayacuts – 9514.20 Acres

GADANA RESERVOIR

GADANA DAM

The Gadana Reservoir has been constructed across the Gadananathi river which is the tributary of Tamirabarani with earth and masonry structures in the western ghates foot of hills in the Tharmapuram madam and Sivasailam village of Ambasamudram taluk in Tirunelveli District. The Ellupaiar river joined in the downstream side of Gadana reservoir near the Sivasailam village and then the Ramanathi river is joined in the Gadanathi river near Keelaampur village at a distance of 11 kilometer .Then the Gadanathi river flows towards south east to a distance of 13 kilometer and confluences in the Tamirabarani river near Thirupudaimaruthur village of Ambasamudram taluk. Anicuts are available across the Gadananathi river .

Hydraulic Particulars

  • Catcment area – 17.94Sq.Miles
  • Maximum flood discharge – 26800 Cusecs
  • Length of dam – 2645 Meters
  • Capacity of dam – 428.52 Mcft
  • Height of dam – 85 feet
  • Details of spillway – 7 No’s / 25 feet X 10 feet
  • No of sluices – 4 Nos, River sluice -1No (1.52Mx1.83M 2 Nos ),Channel sluice – 3Nos (1.52M x 1.83M )

ADAVI NAINAR RESERVOIR

Adavinainar Reservoir

The Adavinainar Reservoir is situated across the Hanumanathi river which is in the western ghates foot of hills in the Mekkarai village of Shencottai taluk in Tirunelveli District with a capacity of 175 Mcft.Under the Reservoir the Hanumannathi flows 32 kilometers and confluence in the Chittar river .

Hydraulic Particulars

  • Height of dam – 47.20 meter
  • Length of dam – 670 Meter
  • Capacity of dam – 175 Mcft
  • Catchment area – 15.54Sq.Km
  • No of Spillway – 1 No
  • Details of spillway – Uncontrolled
  • Length of spillway – 100 Meter
  • Maximum flood discharge – 12500 Cusecs
  • Sluices in the dam – 2 Nos
  • Total Registered Ayacuts – 7643.15

KODUMUDIYAR RESERVOIR

Kodumudiyar Reservoir

The Kodumudiyar Reservoir is constructed with masonry, earthen type across the jungle streams namely Kodumudiyar and Kombaiyar, at the confluence point (where its called Thamariyar) for a Length of 411 M to the height of 28.00 m with 2.11 number of filling with the capacity of 126.53 Mcft and is located at the foot of Kalakad Western ghates downstream side in Thirukkurangudi Village of Nanguneri Taluk in Tirunelveli District. There are Two sluices are located is the Reservoir through which water is Released for benefiting 16 Villages in two Taluks of 5781 Acres under 44 Tanks. The Reservoir derives water from its own catchment in both season (ie) North East and south west monsoon.

Hydraulic Particulars

  • Longitude of Dam – 80 26’ 00’’ N
  • Latitude of Dam – 770 32’ 00’’ E
  • Catchment Area – 24.86 Sq.Km
  • Water Spread Area – 53.38 Hec.
  • Storage Capacity – 3.58 M.Cum / 126.53 Mcft
  • No. of Fillings – 2.11 No’s / 266 Mcft
  • No. of Vent / Size – 2 No’s / 1.50 m x 1.80 m1 No / Type of Spillway / length
  • Controlled – 1 No / Ogee – 15.20 M
  • Uncontrolled – 1No / Ogee – 49.00 M
  • Designed Discharge Capacity – 17084 Cusec

NAMBIYAR RESERVOIR

Nambiyar Reservoir

The Nambiyar Reservoir is constructed with across Nambiyar River in between the 7th and 8th anicut for a length of 2605m to the height of 10.84m with capacity of 82.17Mcft and is located at the Kottaikarukulam Village of Radahapuram Taluk in Tirunelveli District in the Year of 2004. There is two Sluice is Namely Left side main Canal and Right side main Canal through which water is released for benefiting 1744 Acres under 40 Tanks. The Reservoir derives water from its own Catchment in both seasons (ie) North East and South West monsoon.

Hydraulic Particulars

  • Longitude of Dam – 80 25’ 38’’ N
  • Latitude of Dam – 770 49’ 05’’ E
  • Catchment Area – 72.58 Sq.Km
  • Water Spread Area – 376 Ac.
  • Storage Capacity – 2.33 M.Cum / 82.17 Mcft
  • No. of Fillings – 2.5 No’s / 162 Mcft
  • No. of Vent / Size – 2 No’s
  • Right side Main Canal – 1.50 m x 1.80 m
  • Left side Main Canal – 1.50 m x 1.20 m
  • Type of Spillway/ length – Uncontrolled / 240.00 M
  • Designed Discharge Capacity – 45000 cusec

VADAKKUPACHAIYAR RESERVOIR

vadakku pachaiyar reservoir

The Vadakkupachayar Reservoir is constructed with masonry, Earthen Type across Vadakkupachayar River for a length of 3110m to the height of 20.20m with capacity of 442Mcft and is located at the foot of Western ghates in Pathai Village of Nanguneri Taluk in Tirunelveli District in the Year of 2004. There is only one Sluice is Located through which water is released for benefiting 9593 Acres under 115 Tanks. The Reservoir derives water from its own Catchment in both reasons (ie) North East and South West monsoon. In addition that during rainy Period the water is received from Pachayar River through diversion weir feeder Canal.

Hydraulic Particulars

  • Longitude of Dam – 80 32’ 30’’ N
  • Latitude of Dam – 770 31’ 45’’ E
  • Catchment Area – 35.09 Sq.Km
  • Water Spread Area – 184.52 Hec.
  • Storage Capacity – 12.506 M.Cum / 442 Mcft
  • No. of Fillings – 2 No’s / 884 Mcft
  • No. of Vent / Size – 1 No / 1.20 m x 1.80 m
  • Type of Spillway/ length – Uncontrolled / 122.00 M
  • Designed Discharge Capacity – 17066 cumec