Bhatsa Dam in Monsoon
|Official name||Bhatsa Dam|
|Location||Shahapur, Thane District of Maharashtra, India|
|Owner(s)||Government of Maharashtra, India|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Earthfill|
|Height||88.5 m (290 ft)|
|Length||959 m (3,146 ft)|
|Dam volume||18.25 km3 (4.38 cu mi)|
|Total capacity||0.942115 km3 (0.226025 cu mi)|
|Surface area||2.725 km2 (1.052 sq mi)|
The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 88.5 m (290 ft) while the length is 959 m (3,146 ft). The volume content is 18.25 km3 (4.38 cu mi) and gross storage capacity is .97615 km3 (0.23419 cu mi).
- Irrigation - Bhatsa dam has Right bank canal and Left bank canal for irrigation. However, only Right bank canal is functional which flows through Bhiwandi Taluka.
- Water supply - Bhatsa dam is the major source of water for MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) and TMC (Thane Municipal Corporation). The water for both the municipal corporations is pumped from Pise Dam which is 50km away from Bhatsa dam on Bhatsa river. Water for Khardi and 5 nearby villages is also pumped from the downstream side of the dam.
- Hydroelectric powerplant - It has a capacity of 15MW.
- Specifications of large dams in India Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine