Vazhani Scheme

This scheme in Thrissur district envisages construction of an earth dam built across the Vadakkancherry puzha, one of the tributaries of Keecherripuzha. The scheme is intended for irrigating 3560 Ha (net) in Thalappally Taluk on Thrissur district through the left bank and right bank canal system.

Vazhani dam which is situated in the forest between the Macchad hills along with its garden is a splendid spectacular view. It is one of the tourist attractions of Thrissur district. The Vazhani dam which has a length of 800 m along with a lake of 1.84 sq. km has a high prospect for tourism development. For attracting tourists, the highest point in the dam area, along with a garden having an area of about 4 Ha with a lake and fountain has been maintained. Various programmes have been incorporated for developing tourism in the area .The project was completed during the year 1962.  Details of canals are given below.

Canals

Length in Km

Right bank canal

39.2

Left bank canal

40.5

Distributories

18.6

Salient features

Type

Dam

Composition

Earthdam

Purpose

Irrigation

Ayacut area

 3560 Ha

Catchment area

20.48 Km²

Completion

1962

Location

Vazhani

District

Thrissur

Basin

Keechery

Longitude

76°19’ E

Latitude

10°38’ N

Full Reservoir Level

+62.48 m