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. [http://www.tamilnadutourism.org/places/citiestowns/Coimbatore30.aspx?catid=c1&subcat1id=c1s1&subcat2id=c1s1s3 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. [http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2006081919080200.htm&date=2006/08/19/&prd=th& The Hindu dated 19 Aug 2006] ]

See also

* List of reservoirs and dams in India
* Aliyar Reservoir

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