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Technical Site Visit to Kabini Dam and Hydroelectric Power plant on March 19, 2019

The Kabini, also called Kapila, is one of the major tributaries of the river Cauvery in southern India. It originates in the Wayanad District of Kerala state by the confluence of the Panamaram River and the Mananthavady River. It flows eastward to join the Kaveri River at Tirumakudalu Narasipura in Karnataka.

On March 19th 2019 the final year students of civil engineering department along with faculty members visited the Kabini Dam and Hydroelectric power plant.The Kabini dam is 2,284 ft. (696 m) in length with an original gross storage of 19.52 tmc. The Kabini Dam is situated between villages Bichanahalli and Bidarahalli having a distance of 17 km. It is 6 km away from Sargur town in Heggadadevana Kote Taluk, Mysore district, Karnataka.

Kabini Dam

The whole team was accompanied by Mr. Nagendra, an official at the dam site who briefed the details of the dam and the hydroelectric power plant. The students were able to get a real time exposure of the dam such as the spill way, earthen embankment details, Dam gates, Canal alignment, Drainage gallery etc

In the afternoon session the team visited the hydroelectric power generation plant at the dam and got the information of how the power generation takes place from the dam, the type of turbines used, its speed, Water Head, Capacity of turbine etc., After seeing and learning the principles of how the actual power generation takes place the team enjoyed a delicious lunch at MYRADA- CIDORS (Centers for Institutional Development and Organizational Reform Research) and returned. On the way the team visited “Sri Nimishamba Temple” located about 2 km from Srirangapatna on the road leading to Sangam in the south Indian state of Karnataka.

Eventually the whole trip was technically beneficial and a memorable one.

Report prepared by: Ganesh C R and Nishchay Vishwasena, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Jyothy Institute of Technology.