The Rana Pratap Sagar Dam is a gravity masonry dam of height built on the Chambal River at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan in India. It is part of integrated scheme of a cascade development of the river involving four projects starting with the Gandhi Sagar Dam in the upstream reach ( upstream) in Madhya Pradesh and the Jawahar Sagar Dam on the downstream ( downstream) with a terminal structure of the Kota Barrage ( further downstream) in Rajasthan for irrigation.
The direct benefit from the dam is hydropower generation of 172 MW (with four units of 43 MW capacity each) at the dam toe powerhouse adjoining the spillway, with releases received from the Gandhi Sagar Dam and the additional storage created at the dam by the intercepted catchment area. The estimated generation potential of 473.0 GWh of generation has been exceeded in most years since its commissioning. The Power Station was officially declared open on 9 February 1970 by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India. The dam and power plant are named after the warrior Maharaja Rana Pratap of Rajasthan.
The dam is located on the Chambal River near Rawatbhata in Rajasthan. The dam drains a total catchment area of , of which only are in Rajasthan. The free catchment intercepted at this dam site, below Gandhi Sagar Dam, is .The Chambal River... Read More