Dams

Tansa Dam

Tansa Dam

          Tansa Dam,  is a located in Shahapur taluka in Thane district of Maharashtra,  India. The Tansa dam Built on the Tansa river. Tansa dam is an earthfill and gravity dam.

    Tansa dam is the oldest masonary dam originally Built by British Engineer Mr.Tullock of Municipal corporation of Greater Mumbai in 1925.subsequintly Raised in stages to meet the need of water supply to city of mumbai.

           Tansa lake, one among the largest lakes, with a capacity of 3 million gallons of water. Bounded by the woody forests of the mahuli hills, this magnificient lake is an abundant resource of water and it is the perpetual source of water to the near by wildlife sanctuary. The main attraction in and around this artificial lake is the Tansa wild life sanctuary, that spread over a vast area of the thick forest. The wildlife sanctuary occupies an area of 216.75 sq km. This sanctuary houses rare species like panther, Cheeta, Sambar and common languor.

Dam Details

Name of Dam Name of River Name of Place Main Purpose Area Height Capacity of Water Capacity of Power
Tansa Tansa Tal. Shapur, Dist. Thane Drinking water for Mumbai 134.5 Sq km. 40.55 meter 7.36 TMC --

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1. Distance from Mumbai to Shahapur 100 kms , Shahapur to Tansa 35 kms.   Mumbai Map