The Udawalawe Dam is a large irrigation dam in Udawalawe, in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The dam consists of an embankment section and a gravity section, combining the total dam length to approximately 3.9 km (2.4 mi). The dam is also used for hydroelectric power generation, powering three 2 MW units, commissioned in April 1969 (1969-04).Add Udawalawe Dam to your Udawalawe National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary planning site.
The water level of the reservoir is controlled by the five tainter gate spillways located at the eastern end of the dam, with two additional spillways located more towards to the centre of the dam. The reservoir measures approximately 8.6 km (5.3 mi) in length, with a maximum perpendicular width of 7 km (4.3 mi).
Tours to Udawalawe Dam
A Udawalawa safari day tour from Galle / Colombo (All inclusive tour ) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $110
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Day Excursions to Udawalawe From Kaluthara BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $133
Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Udawalawe Dam reviews
Awesome scenic view both sides of the dam.Could spot animals for water in the evening.Best place for some great photo shots.Highly suggested spectacular drive through in Udawalwe. more »
beauty full water tank surround by mountains. Beauty full view can see the eagles and other fishing birds around that lake more »
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