Kishau Dam
Kishau Dam
Location of Kishau Dam in India
LocationHimachal Pradesh/Uttarakhand
Coordinates30°44′59.30″N 77°42′15.96″E / 30.7498056°N 77.7044333°E / 30.7498056; 77.7044333Coordinates: 30°44′59.30″N 77°42′15.96″E / 30.7498056°N 77.7044333°E / 30.7498056; 77.7044333
PurposePower, irrigation
Opening date2023 (est.)
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity
ImpoundsTons River
Height236 m (774 ft)
Commission date2023 (est.)
Hydraulic head186 m (610 ft)
Turbines4 x 165 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity660 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.[1] Approval was granted in 2018.[2] Completion is slated for 2023.[3]


See also


  1. ^ "Work on Kishau power project may resume soon". Times of India. 11 February 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Haryana govt gives nod for construction of Kishau dam". Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 19 September 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Kishau Multi Purpose Project". UJVNL. Retrieved 22 May 2014.