Kalpasar is a water resources project involving creation of fresh water reservoir in the Gulf of Khambhat for meeting demand of irrigation, domestic and industrial water supply
To create world’s largest fresh water reservoir in sea, by constructing 30 km long dam in the Gulf of Khambhat, to store more thanMCM of surface water, i.e. % of volume of State’s average annual rain water inflow.
The development of Kalpasar reservoir will lead to the development of other associated projects i.e. use of top of the dam across the Gulf as a surface transport link, potential development of fisheries, reclamation of saline land around the fresh water reservoir etc.
Kalpasar Department, NWRWS, Government of Gujarat
|Length of dam between two shores of Gulf||Approx.km|
|Top of dam||m wide lane road + railway|
|Reservoir features:(i) Full Reservoir Level(FRL)(ii) Maximum Water Level(MWL)(iii) Minimum Draw Down Level(MDDL)(iv) Live storage (v) Storage between MWL & FRL(vi)Reservoir area||
| Bhadbhut Barrage & Narmada Diversion Canal
(i) Barrage including earthen dykes
(ii) Narmada Diversion Canal
|Irrigation Command(i) Water envisaged for irrigation(ii) Envisaged three garland canal Discharge Length Elevation||
to 700 km
EL50 m, EL80 m, EL100 m
|Life of reservoir||to years|
|Ground Water Quality Improvement in Catchment area||Ha|
|Land recover between EL + 5.0m to EL+ 8.0m||to ha|
| Reduction in distance
Bhavnagar – Dahej
Bhavnagar – South Gujarat
|Ports||Bhavnagar port will be rejuvenate, Dahej port will be outside of reservoir, New ports are proposed at down stream of dam.|
|Rivers debouching in the reservoir||Sabarmati, Mahi, Dhadhar, Narmada (through diversion canal), Limbadi Bhogavo, Sukhbhadar, Utavali, Keri, and Vagad|
|Construction of dam||to years|
lakh ha. land in talukas of districts of Saurashtra region will get irrigation facilities including rejuvenation of rivers and filling of more than existing dams as well as check dams, tidal regulators, spreading channels permanently.