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Prakasam Barrage on River Krishna to connect with Guntur

The River Krishna is the fourth-biggest river in terms of water inflows and river basin area in India. After the Ganga, Godavari, and Brahmaputra, it's the 4th one. The river is almost 1,400 kilometers which is approximately 870 miles long.

This river is also called Krishnaveni. And this river is one of the major sources of irrigation for Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

The Krishna river originates in the Western Ghats near Mahabaleshwar at an elevation of about 1,300 meters, in the state of Maharashtra in Western India.

The river Krishan empties into the Bay of Bengal at Hamasaladeevi in Andhra Pradesh. This river flows from the west to the east.

Near Guntur, the Prakasam Barrage connects Krishna with the Guntur district. The barrage serves also as a road bridge and spans over a lake.

The idea of constructing the dam across the river Krishna dates back to 1798. The dam was started in 1852 and completed in 1855.

Later, the State Government constructed a bridge that was named after Tanguturi Prakasam, the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The work of today's barrage completed in 1957.

Here we have some beautiful photos of River Krishna and the Prakasam Bridge-Barrage clicked by one of our friend Limon.

* All these photos are taken by Liman and published here with his permission.
* Follow Liman on Twitter at @ChandrakarLiman
* All these sources of information are taken from Wikipedia.

Further Reading...

  1. A Beautiful View of Indavati Dam
  2. Joranda Mela, Odisha
  3. Dhanu Jatra, Baragarh

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