Somasilla Dam

About Somasilla Dam:

The “Somasila Dam” is a dam constructed across the Penna River near Somasila, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh, India. The reservoir impounded by the dam has a surface area of 212.28 km2 (52,456 acres) with live storage capacity of 1.994 km3 (1,616,562 acre⋅ft) or 75 tmcft. The reservoir can get water by gravity from the Srisailam reservoir located in Krishna basin. It is the biggest storage reservoir in Penna River basin and can store all the inflows from its catchment area in a normal year.

It is the biggest storage reservoir in Penna River basin and can store all the inflows from its catchment area in a normal year. This reservoir can also feed by gravity nearby 72 tmcft gross storage capacity Kandaleru reservoir. Around 10 of the 12 crest gates of Somasila Reservoir in Ananthasagaram area of Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district have been opened on September 16. The gates have been opened to discharge around 50,000 cusecs of water.

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Activity:

Somasila dam is interesting spots are also located in the nearby areas of this dam.
Best Time to Visit: October, November, Monsoon, December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring
Location: Somasila, Andhra Pradesh, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Nellore Airport

The nearest Airport Nellore Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Nellore Airport to Somasilla Dam is 85Kms

Railway Station: Nellore railway station

The nearest Railway station Nellore railway station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Nellore railway station to Somasilla Dam is 74kms

Bus Stand: Nellore Bus Stand

The nearest Bus Stand is Nellore Bus Stand. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Nellore Bus Stand to Somasilla Dam is 77Kms

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