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Meshwo Water Resources Project
Location Vill: Shamlaji Ta: Bhiloda, Dist: Sabarkantha
Purpose Irrigation & flood control
River Machhan
Area of catchment 259 km2
Mean annual runoff in the catchment 163.71 Mm3
Mean annual rainfall 864 mm
Year of commencement of construction work 1959
Year of completion 1971-1972
Type Earthen
Bed Rock Quartzite, Phyllite
Maximum height above the
lowest point of foundation
14.32 m
Length at the top of the dam 168 m, Saddle 2024 m
Total Volume Content:
Concrete -
Masonry -
Earthwork 0.28 Mm3
Area at full reservoir level 11.16 Km2
Gross storage capacity 82.0 Mm3
Effective storage capacity 77.0 Mm3
Area under submergence
a) Forest b) Waste land c) Culturable
 a)  Nil  b)  Nil c) 1787  ha
No. of villages under submergence 13 partial ,6 full
Type Waste weir
Length 61 m
Energy dissipater Stilling basin
Maximum discharge 2067 m3/s
Type, Nos. and  size of gate Ungated
Length of canal 30.20 km
Capacity 7.8 m3/s
Gross command area 34763  ha
Culturable command area 28369  ha
Villages under command
a) District b) Taluka b) Taluka
Sabarkantha Bhiloda 6
  Modasa 36
Ahmedabad Daskroi 2
  Total 44
Estimated cost Rs.294.90 lacs

Name of Scheme District Rock type encountered at the dam site
Meshwo Sabarkantha Quartzite, Phyllite.
Irrigated Area in Last Five Years
Year Irrigation Area in ha
2008-09 2600
2009-10 2400
2010-11 2600
2011-12 2900
2012-13 2700
Name of scheme River Village Taluka Dist. Catchment Area (Sq.Kms) Yield (MCM) Maximum observed flood (Cumecs)
Gujarat Other Maximum Average
Meshwo Meshwo Shyamalaji Bhiloda Sabarkantha 259.00   - - -

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)
- 163.07 163.07 367.64 170.08 74.85 0.50 74.35 -

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)
- Un Gated -   - - - - 1968

G.C.A. (Ha) C.C.A. (Ha) Maximum Irrigation
Year Area
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