Udawalawe Dam, Udawalawe National Park

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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).
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).
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  • 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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