KUNDALA DAM

Dam/Weir: KUNDALA DAM
LocationLatitude : 10⁰ 08′ 37 ” NDam Features
Longitude: 77⁰ 11′ 55” EType of DamMasonry- gravity
PanchayathMadupettyClassificationHH ( High Height)
VillageKDH VillageMaximum Water Level (MWL)EL 1759.3 m
DistrictIdukkiFull Reservoir Level ( FRL)EL 1758.69 m
River BasinMuthirapuzhaStorage at FRL7.65 Mm3
RiverMuthirapuzhaHeight from deepest foundation36.94 m
Release from Dam to riverPalar ( Tributory of Muthirapuzha)Length259.38 m
Taluk through which release flowsUdumpanchola, Devikulam, Kothamangalam, Muvattupuzha, Kunnathunadu, Aluva, Kodungalloor, ParavurSpillwayOgee type- 5 Nos. vertical lifts, each of size 5.18 x 2.74 m
Year of completion1947Crest Level1756.86 m
Name of ProjectPallivasal HEPRiver Outlet1 No. HJ valve, 1000mm. dia
Purpose of ProjectHydro PowerOfficers in charge & phone No.Executive Engineer, Dam Safety Division No. IV, Pambla, Idukki (Dist.), Kerala, PIN- 685606 Phone-9446008421
Installed capacity of the Project37.50 MWAssistant Executive Engineer, Dam Safety Sub Division, Kallarkutty PIN- 685562 Phone-9496011963
Project Identification Code ( PIC)KL29HH0001
Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project is the first power project of Kerala State. There are two dams and one diversion weir as part of this project. These are Kundala Dam, Maduppetty Dam and R A Head works. The Maduppetty Dam is located at about 15km upstream of R. A. Head works and Kundala Dam is further upstream and is about 12 km from Maduppetty Dam. The water stored in the Kundala reservoir is released through the stream to Maduppetty Dam located downstream. The water stored in the Maduppetty reservoir is released to downstream through a dam toe power house. The controlled release from Maduppetty Dam reaches the diversion weir (R.A. Head works) and from there, the water is diverted through a water conducting system to the power house of Pallivasal HEP located on the right bank of Mudirapuzha river. After generating power, the tail water is pumped to the balancing reservoir of Sengulam Hydro Electric Project and the surplus water from the sump of pumping station is spilled to the Mudirapuzha river itself.
Kundala