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Water Management Overview
DVC has a network of four
dams - Tilaiya and Maithon on river Barakar, Panchet
on river Damodar and Konar on river Konar. Besides,
Durgapur barrage and the canal network, handed over
to Government of West Bengal in 1964, remained a part
of the total system of water management. DVC dams
are capable of moderating floods of 6.51 lac cusec
to 2.5 lac cusecs.
- Four multipurpose dams were constructed
during the period 1948 to 1959.
b) Panchet dam
c) Tilaiya Dam
d) Konar Dam
capacity of 1292 mcm has been provided in 4 reservoirs,
which can moderate a peak flood of 18395 cumec
to a safe carrying capacity of 7076 cumec.
419 mcm of water
is stored in the 4 DVC reservoirs to supply 680
cusec of water to meet industrial, municipal and
domestic requirements in West Bengal & Jharkhand.
A barrage on
river Damodar was constructed in 1955 at Durgapur
for supply of irrigation water to the districts
of Burdwan, Bankura & Hoogly.
Irrigation Command Area (Gross) - 5.69
Irrigation Potential Created - 3.64 lakh hectares.
Canals - 2494 kms.
30,000 ha of
land in the upper valley is being irrigated, every
year by lift irrigation with the water available
from 16,000 (approx) check dams constructed by