Solaiyar Dam

Solaiyar or Sholayar Dam ( _ta. சோழையார் ISOtranslit|"Shozhaiyaar"|ta) is 15 km from Valparai, Tamil Nadu. The Solaiyar Dam is the second largest rock dam in Asia and measures about 20 Km in length. [ Tamil Nadu Tourism] ]

The Solaiyar dam is a vital reservoir under the Parambikulam Aliyar Project and has a water storage capaity of 160 ft. The reservoir's overflowing waters are let into the Parambikulam Reservoir through the saddle dam. [ The Hindu dated 19 Aug 2006] ]

See also

* List of reservoirs and dams in India
* Aliyar Reservoir


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