Pathrala barrage

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Pathrala barrage
Pathrala barrage is located in India
Pathrala barrage
Location of Pathrala barrage in India
Official namePathrala barrage
LocationYamunanagar district, Haryana
Coordinates30°12′56″N 77°23′39″E / 30.21556°N 77.39417°E / 30.21556; 77.39417Coordinates: 30°12′56″N 77°23′39″E / 30.21556°N 77.39417°E / 30.21556; 77.39417
Construction began1875
Opening date1876; 144 years ago (1876)
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment, earth-fill
ImpoundsSomb river and Western Yamuna Canal
Height34 m (112 ft)
Length460 m (1,510 ft)

Pathrala Barrage (Hindi: पथराला बांध) is a barrage across the Somb river, located in Yamuna Nagar District, in the state of Haryana, India.[1]


The Western Yamuna Canal, built in 1335 CE by Firuz Shah Tughlaq, excessive silting caused it to stop flowing in 1750 CE, British raj undertook a three-year renovation in 1817 by Bengal Engineer Group, in 1832-33 Tajewala Barrage dam at Yaumna was built to regulate the flow of water, in 1875-76 Pathrala barrage at Dadupur and Somb river dam downstream of canal were built, in 1889-95 the largest branch of the canal Sirsa branch was constructed, the modern Hathni Kund Barrage was built in 1999 to handle the problem of silting to replace the older Tajewala Barrage.[2]

The Western Yamuna Canal begins at the Hathnikund Barrage about 38 kilometres (24 mi) from Dakpathar and south of Doon Valley. The canals irrigate vast tracts of land in the region in Ambala district, Karnal district, Sonepat district, Rohtak district, Jind district, Hisar district and Bhiwani district.[2]

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  1. ^ Haberman, David L. (2006). River of love in an age of pollution: the Yamuna River of northern India. University of California Press. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-520-24789-5. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b Western Yamuna Canal Project[dead link]

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