Panshet Dam

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        Panshet is a dam about 50 km southwest of the city of Pune district in maharashtra, India. It was constructed about 40 years back for irrigation purpose. Panshet Dam across the river aambi in Pune. The Panshet dam is one of the major sources fo water in Thene district and Pune District. The Panshet dam is a multipurpose project, The main purpose of dam is to provide hydroelectricity and some irrigation facilities in neighbouring areas.

        Panshet lake is famous picnic spot. This Lake is nested in the lap of Sahyadri mountain ranges, and surrounded by lush green hills streaked with numerous waterfalls. Panshet dam was built in late 50's. It became famous in 1961 when the dam collapsed and the entire water grabbed Pune city. Now a days, Panshet is popular because of Water sports here. One can have a nice road to Panshet surrounded by dark green woods. Panshet and Varasgaon dams now a days are Popular because of water sports here that includes Speed Boats and Water Scooters etc. Panshet Lake is formed by the backwater of the Panshet Dam. From here we can see high hills of Sahyadri mountains. Some hills are 3800 feet high. Sinhgad fortKhadakwasla Damand Varasgaon are the famous attractions near Panshet dam.

Dam Details

Name of Dam Name of River Name of Place Main Purpose Area Height Capacity of Water Capacity of Power
Panshet Dam Aambi Tah. Velhe, Dist. Pune Hydroelectricity, Irrigation and Drinking water 120 Sq km. 60 meter 10.69 TMC 8 MW

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1. Distance from Pune to Panshet dam 42 kms via Sinhagad-khanapur.   Pune Map