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Bhakra Power Houses

Bhakra Left & Right Bank Power Houses Bhakra Project is a marvel in engineering. The 225.55 m high Dam is of concrete straight gravity type having a gross storage capacity of 9621 million cum. Installed capacity of Bhakra Right Bank Power House is 785 MW (5x157 MW) and that of Bhakra Left Bank Power House is 594 MW (3x126 MW + 2x108MW). .

Bhakra Left & Right Bank Power Houses

Specification

Type Of Dam Concrete Straight Gravity
Height above the deepest foundation 225.55 m (740 ft.)
Height above the river bed 167.64 m (550 ft.)
Catchment Area 56,980 sq. Kms (22,000 sq. miles)
Area of reservoir 168.35 sq. Kms (65 sq. miles)
Gross storage capacity at El. 1680 ft  7551 million cum(6.122 million acre ft)
Live storage capacity at El. 1680 ft. 6007 million cum(4.870 million acre ft)

Spillway

Type of spillway Centrally Located - Overflow Spillway
Spillway Crest Level 501.46 m (1645.21 ft.)
No. of Spillway gates 4
Maximum outflow through spillway Overflow gated 5587 cumecs (197300 Cusecs)

Left Bank Power Plant

Installed capacity 2 X 108 ,3 X 126 MW
Type of turbine Vertical shaft, Francis Type
Speed 166.7 r.p.m.

Right Bank Power Plant

Installed capacity 5 X 157 MW
Type of turbine Vertical shaft, Francis Type
Speed 187.5 r.p.m.
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