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Nilwande Dam
Nilwande Dam in 2011
Nilwande Dam is located in Maharashtra
Nilwande Dam
Location of Nilwande Dam in Maharashtra
Official nameUpper Pravara Nilwande Dam D02986
LocationAkole, Akole taluka, India
Coordinates19°32′46″N 73°54′05″E / 19.54611°N 73.90139°E / 19.54611; 73.90139
Construction began1999
Opening date2011
Owner(s)Government of Maharashtra, India
Operator(s)Command Area Development Authority (CADA), Ahmednagar
Dam and spillways
Type of damRCC
ImpoundsPravara River
Height73.91 m (242.5 ft)
Length583 m (1,913 ft)
CreatesUpper Pravara Reservoir
Catchment area202 km2 (78 sq mi)

Nilwande dam, also called as Upper Pravara dam, in the Indian state of Maharashtra is the second largest dam on the Pravara river. The dam is located near Akole, Ahmednagar district.[1]


The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 73.91 m (242.5 ft) while the length is 583 m (1,913 ft).


See also


  1. ^ "Upper Pravara D02986". Retrieved 19 March 2013.