Omkareshwar Dam
LocationMandhata, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates22°14′37.26″N 76°9′46.83″E / 22.2436833°N 76.1630083°E / 22.2436833; 76.1630083
Construction began30 August 2003
Opening dateNovember 2007
Owner(s)Government of Madhya Pradesh
Operator(s)Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corporation (NHDC) (Joint Venture of NHPC and Government of Madhya Pradesh)
Dam and spillways
Type of damConcrete Gravity dam
ImpoundsNarmada River
Height53 m (174 ft)
Length949 m (3,114 ft)
Spillways23 radial gates (20 m x 18.037 m)
Spillway typeOgee
Spillway capacity88,315 m3/s (3,118,800 cu ft/s)
CreatesOmkareshwar Reservoir
Total capacity987,000,000 m3 (800,000 acre⋅ft) (34.84 tmcft)
Active capacity299,000,000 m3 (242,000 acre⋅ft) (10.54 tmcft)
Inactive capacity688,000,000 m3 (558,000 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area64,880 km2 (25,050 sq mi)
Surface area93.36 km2 (36.05 sq mi)
Power Station
TurbinesDam: 8 × 65 MW Francis pump-turbine
Canal: 5 MW Kaplan-type
Installed capacity525 MW

The Omkareshwar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada River just upstream of Mandhata in Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is named after the Omkareshwar temple located just downstream. The dam was constructed between 2003 and 2007 with the purpose of providing water for irrigation of 132,500 ha (327,000 acres). An associated hydroelectric power station located at the base of the dam has an installed capacity of 520 MW.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ "Omkareshwar Power Station". NHDC Limited. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Salient Features of Omkareshwar Project" (PDF). NVDA. Retrieved 19 February 2015.