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Dowleshwaram Dam

Dowleshwaram Dam is situated just 10 km from the scenic city of Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh. It was built by Sir Alfred Cotton, a British Engineer, in 1848-52. Earlier the Godavari River, which had a width of over 6 km in the region, caused havoc during floods, resulting in extensive damage to the surroundings.

Now the canals and channels that fan out from the dam provides for irrigation.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: East Godavari
Location: Rajahmundry    


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