Peechi Scheme

This scheme in Thrissur district envisages construction of a dam built across the Manali River one of the tributaries of Karuvannur river. Itis intended for irrigating 17555 Ha land in Mukundapuram, Thalappally, Thrissur and Chavakkad Taluk, through the left and right bank main canal and Branch canals. In addition to this, drinking water is supplied to Thrissur Corporation and Eight nearby Panchayats from this reservoir. The Peechi Dam Area is a Main Tourist Centre and there is a garden. Swimming pool and Boat services in reservoir are under the control of Irrigation department. The project was completed during the year 1957.

Details of canals are given below.

Canal

Length in Km

Right bank main canal

37.3

Left Bank Main canal

44.9

Branch Canal

116.57

 

Salient features

Type

Dam

Composition

Straight gravity masonry dam

Purpose

Irrigation

Ayacut area

 17555 Ha

Catchment area

107 Km²

Completion

1959

Location

Peechi

District

Thrissur

Basin

Karuvannur

Longitude

76°24’ E

Latitude

10°26’ N

Full Reservoir Level

+79.25 m