Tansa Dam

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Tansa dam
Tansa Dam is located in Maharashtra
Tansa Dam
Location of Tansa dam in Maharashtra
Official nameTansa dam D05126
Coordinates19°33′32″N 73°15′45″E / 19.5589408°N 73.2623722°E / 19.5589408; 73.2623722Coordinates: 19°33′32″N 73°15′45″E / 19.5589408°N 73.2623722°E / 19.5589408; 73.2623722
Opening date1892[1]
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarthfill
ImpoundsTansa river
Height41 m (135 ft)
Length2,804 m (9,199 ft)
Dam volume2,670 km3 (640 cu mi)
Total capacity184,600 km3 (44,300 cu mi)
Surface area19.1 km2 (7.4 sq mi)

Tansa dam, is an earthfill and gravity dam on Tansa river near Mumbai, Thane district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The dam is one of the seven sources of drinking water to the city of Mumbai.[2]


The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 41 m (135 ft) while the length is 2,804 m (9,199 ft). The volume content is 2,670 km3 (640 cu mi) and gross storage capacity is 208,700.00 km3 (50,069.79 cu mi).[3]


  • Water supply
  • Drinking water

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tansa D05126". Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  2. ^ Naik, Yogesh (14 August 2012). "Overflowing Modak Sagar water redirected to Tansa". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  3. ^ Specifications of large dams in India Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine