Jayakwadi Dam

Jaikwadi Dam is a major dam in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra on the Godavari River and nearly 2.40 lakh hectares of Marathwada is irrigated by this dam. Jayakwadi Dam is the largest earthen dam in Asia. With a length of 60 kilometers and a width of ten kilometers, Nathsagar is known as the largest earthen dam in Asia. Jayakwadi Dam has a water storage capacity of 102 TMC. Once this dam is full, it provides 2 years of agricultural water and 4 years of drinking water. Therefore, this dam is considered as the small sea of ​​Marathwada.

Area dependent on Nath Sagara :-

Five districts of Marathwada depend on Nath Sagara. Aurangabad, Beed, Jalna, Parbhani and Nanded districts are directly dependent on Jayakwadi Dam. The thermal which produces electricity in Parli also depends on this water

Jaikwadi dam has two canals, right and left. Water is released from this canal for agriculture in all the five districts of Marathwada. The length of the left canal is as much as 208 kilometers

Water is released from Jaikwadi dam for irrigation of around two and a half to three lakh hectares of agriculture. The water supply schemes of the two metropolises of Aurangabad and Jalna depend on this dam. Jayakwadi Dam also satisfies the thirst of around 400 villages

Walaj, Shendra, Chikalthana, Paithan and Jalna industrial estates in Aurangabad are also dependent on this dam. Therefore, the filling of Jayakwadi Dam is also considered to boost the economic development of Marathwada.

Dam Information

  • Construction Type : Earth Fill and Masonry
  • Height  : 41.3 m. (Highest)
  • Length  : 9997.67 m.

History of the Dam


  • Type : S – Shape
  • Length : 471 m.
  • Highest Draft< /strong> : 22656 cubic meter / sec
  • Number and Size : 27, (12.50 X 7.90 m)

Water Reservoir

  • Area: 350 sq km
  • Capacity: 2909 million cubic meters
  • Usable Capacity: 2170 Million Cubic Meters Area Under Irrigated Area: 3500

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