Dams in Kerala

Dams in Kerala : In this post, important dams in Kerala and the features are given.

Dams in Kerala

  • Largest dam in Kerala – Malampuzha (Palakkad) It is built across Bharatapuzha in Palghat.
  • Largest arch dam in India – Idukki (Idukki)
  • Largest gravity dam India – Idukki (Idukki)
  • Largest earth dam in Asia -Banasura Sagar (Wayanad), It is built across Kabani river.
  • Highest dam in Kerala – Cheruthoni (Idukki)
  • Largest concrete dam in Kerala – Mattuppetty (Idukki).
  • Pazhassi dam is the northernmost dam in Kerala and Neyyar is the southernmost.
dams of kerala map

Important Points

  • Mayyazhi puzha is known as the English Channel of Kerala.
  • Kuttyadi river is known as the yellow river of Kerala.
  • Banasura sagar dam and Kuruva islands are located in kabani river.
  • Cochin port is the largest lake port in India, it is located in Vembanad lake.
  • Mancheswaram river (16km) is the smallest river in Kerala it drains into uppala lake (Kasar- god).
  • Among the rivers falling into the Arabian sea, Ramapuram is the smallest.
  • Kabani is the longest east flowing river in Kerala
  • Pampar is the smallest east flowing river in Kerala
  • Neyyar is the southernmost river of Kerala.

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