Chimoni Scheme

This scheme in Thrissur district envisages construction of a Dam at Echippara across Chimoni river, a tributary of Karuvannur river. No canal system has been constructed in this project. The speciality of this project is that the water impounded in the reservoir will be made available to the Kole land fields through the river and existing canal system by means of regulator at Manjankuzhi, Kottamkadalavu and Illickal. The Kole land in Thrissur is famous for its Unique system of cultivation. By this scheme it is proposed to raise two crops from the command of 13000 Ha (Net). It is also proposed to generate power of 2.5 mw. The water released from this project is utilized for drinking water supply also. This project was fully commissioned and dedicated to the nation in 1996.

Salient features

Type 

Dam

Composition

Masonry & Earth dam

Purpose

Irrigation

Ayacut area

 

Catchment area

72.13Km²

Completion

1996

Location

Echippara

District

Thrissur

Basin

Karuvannur

Longitude

76 028’ E

Latitude

10° 2’ N

Full Reservoir Level

+79.4 m