- 20 Nov 2019
- 1 min read
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- Several floods in the region have created a need for repair and maintenance of the Srisailam dam.
- The Srisailam dam is constructed across the Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh.
- It is located in the Nallamala hills.
- The Krishna River is the second biggest river in peninsular India after the Godavari River.
- It originates near Mahabaleshwar (Satara) in Maharashtra.
- It runs from four states Maharashtra (303 km), North Karnataka (480 km) and the rest of its 1300 km journey in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh before it empties into the Bay of Bengal.
- Tributaries: Tungabhadra, Mallaprabha, Koyna, Bhima, Ghataprabha, Yerla, Warna, Dindi, Musi and Dudhganga.
- Pattiseema Lift Irrigation project is the first river-linking project in India, connecting Godavari with Krishna through the Polavaram right canal. It will divert surplus Godavari water to Krishna river.