Location of Kishau Dam in India
|Opening date||2023 (est.)|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Gravity|
|Height||236 m (774 ft)|
|Commission date||2023 (est.)|
|Hydraulic head||186 m (610 ft)|
|Turbines||4 x 165 MW Francis-type|
|Installed capacity||660 MW|
The Kishau Dam is a proposed gravity dam on the Tons River which will straddle the border between the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The project site is about 39 km (24 mi) north of Dakpathar and upstream of the Ichari Dam. The primary purpose of the dam is power generation and downstream water supply. It will support a 660 MW power station and provide water for the irrigation of 97,076 ha (239,880 acres) of crops.
After years of negotiations over water-sharing between the two states, the dam is currently awaiting clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Construction was originally expected to begin in 2015. Approval was granted in 2018. Completion is slated for 2023.