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Kharo Water Resources Project
Location Vill. : Sonpari ,  Ta.: Palitana Dist. : Bhavnagar
Purpose Irrigation
River Kharo
Area of catchment 241 km2
Mean annual rainfall 627   mm
Year of commencement of construction work 1979
Year of completion Completed
Type Earthen  & Masonry
Bed Rock Hard rock
Maximum height above the
lowest point of foundation
18.56  m
Length at the top of the dam 1925 m 
Total Volume Content:
Concrete 0.01365  Mm3
Masonry 0.02104 Mm3
Earthwork 0.21729  Mm3
Area at full reservoir level 4.51Km2
Gross storage capacity 15.25    Mm3
Effective storage capacity 12.50    Mm3
Area under submergence
a) Forest b) Waste land c) Culturable
a)  Nil b)  134 ha c)  317  ha
No. of villages under submergence 3 full
Type Ogee
Length 163  m
Energy dissipater Roller bucket
Maximum discharge 3592   m3/s
Type, Nos. and  size of gate Radial, 14 (9.14 x 6.1 m)
Length of canal 2.5   Km
Capacity 1.018  m3/s
Gross command area 1850  ha
Culturable command area 1295 ha
Name of Scheme District Rock type encountered at the dam site
Kharo Bhavnagar Hard rock
Estimated cost Rs. 370.31    lacs
Irrigated Area in Last Five Years
Year Irrigated Area in ha
2008-09 20.88
2009-10 16.06
2010-11 16.06
2011-12 24.48
2012-13 0
Name of scheme River Village Taluka Dist. Catchment Area (Sq.Kms) Yield (MCM) Maximum observed flood (Cumecs)
Gujarat Other Maximum Average
Kharo Kharo Sonpari Palitana Bhavnagar 241.06 - 11.56 - 1213

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)
22/06/2002 48.02 54.12 54.25 57.75 12.24 0.4 11.84 163.4

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)
- - 14   - - 2.16 1.02 1982

G.C.A. (Ha) C.C.A. (Ha) Maximum Irrigation
Year Area
1850 1295 1994-95 70