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About Mettur Dam

Mettur Dam is an important dam in India. It was built in the year 1934 and offers irrigation facilities for 271,000 acres (1,100 km²) of farmland. The facilities are available for different parts of Salem, Thanjavur district as well as the Tiruchirappali. This dam is spread over a length of 1700 meters and creates the Stanley Reservoir. Hydro Electrical power project of the Mettu Dam is also quite huge. The maximum capacity of the water in the dam is the 93.4 tmc ft, and the level of the dam is 120 feet. The dam, different Hydro electric power stations as well as the surrounding park are a major attraction here. These attract both local visitors as well as the tourists from across the country.

Historical Context: Initially the place where the Mettur Dam was built was inhabited by the people living in the Nayambadi Village. When the English men planned the construction of the dam, they gave money to the people to evacuate the place.
Pro Tip: Avoid travelling here during summers as the stream is mostly dry.

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  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms, Lockers
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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