Bhadbhada dam
Official nameBhadbhada dam
LocationBhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Coordinates23°12′30″N 77°22′44″E / 23.20833°N 77.37889°E / 23.20833; 77.37889
Opening date1965
CreatesUpper Lake (Bhopal)
Total capacity117.05×10^6 m3 (4.134×10^9 cu ft)

The Bhadbhada dam is a set of 11 sluice gates at the south-east corner of Upper lake in Bhopal. It was constructed in 1965.[1] The gates are used to control the outflow of water from the lake to Kaliasote river,[2] and are usually opened only when the city receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon season. It has a full tank level of 1666.80 feet.[3][failed verification]


  1. ^ "EPCO Bhopal". Archived from the original on 10 December 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Army to join in desilting of Upper Lake". Urban Development and Housing Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh. 30 January 2009. Archived from the original on 11 December 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Bhopal records highest rainfall in 33 years". The Hindu. 15 August 2006. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2009.