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Dantiwada Water Resources Project
  Dantiwada Water Resources  Project  
Location Vill.:Dantiwada,  Ta.:Dahenra, Dist.:Banaskantha.
Purpose Irrigation & Flood Control
River Banas
Area of catchment 2862 km2
Mean annual rainfall 940 mm
Year of commencement of construction work 1958
Year of completion 1965
Type Earthen & Masonry
Bed Rock Granite
Maximum height above the
lowest point of foundation
61 m
Length of the top of the dam 4832 m
Total Volume Content
Concrete 0.394 Mm3
Masonry 0.393 Mm3
Earthwork 0.621 Mm3
Area at full reservoir level 40.47 km2
Gross storage capacity 464 Mm3
Effective storage capacity 444 Mm3
Area under submergence :
a) Forest b) Waste land c) Culturable
a) 1215 ha b) 810 ha c) 2025 ha
No. of villages under submergence 12 Partial
Type Ogee
Length 165 m
Energy dissipater Roller & Ski-jump buckets
Maximum Discharge 7504  m3/s
Type, Nos. and size of gate Radial, 11, (12.5 m x 8.23 m)     
Length of canal 48  km
Capacity 31   m3/s
Gross command area 80939 ha
Cultural command area 59895 ha
Villages under command :
a) District b) Taluka c) No. of villages
Banaskantha Palanpur 18
  Dhanera   2
  Deesa 31
  Kankrej   8
 Mehsana Patan 49
  Siddhpur   3
  Total 111
Irrigated Area in Last Five Years
Year Irrigated area in Ha.
2008-09 5141
2009-10 0
2010-11 11651
2011-12 24595
2012-13 15460

Estimated cost Rs.1339.36  lacs
Name of Scheme District Rock type encountered at the dam site
Dantiwada Banaskantha Granite.
Name of scheme River Village Taluka Dist. Catchment Area (Sq.Kms) Yield (MCM) Maximum observed flood (Cumecs)
Gujarat Other Maximum Average
Dantiwada  Banas Dantiwada Dantiwada Banaskantha 979.00 1882.00 538.00 283.00 11942.00

Date Crest R.L. (M.) F.R.L. (M) H.F.L. (M) Top of Dam R.L.(M) Gross Capacity at F.R.L. (MCM) Dead storage (MCM) Live storage (MCM) Lenth of Spillway (M)
01/09/1973 175.91 184.1 185.06 187.2 393.85 6.21 387.64 137.5

Type of Spillway Details of Gates Lenth of Auxilary Spillway (M) Left Bank Canal Right Bank Canal Year of Completion
Types Nos. Lenth K.M. Discharge Capacity (Cumecs) Length K.M. Discharge Capacity (Cumecs)
-  Radial 12.50 X 8.23 11   46 35.38 0 0 1965

G.C.A. (Ha) C.C.A. (Ha) Maximum Irrigation
Year Area
80939 45823 1994-95 50284