BHAIRAVANITIPPA RESERVOIR PROJECT

Background and Preamble.

Bhairavanithippa Project is a medium irrigation project was constructed across river at the Hagari (Vedavathi) Tributary of Tungabhadra River at Bhairavanithippa (V) during the period 1956-61 to serve an ayacut with Left side sluice sill level at 497.74 and discharge capacity of 180 Cusecs runs for a length of 25 kms serving an ayacut of 8,240 acres in 9 villages in Gummagatta Mandal, Ananthapur District. The Right side canal with sill level at 497.74 Mts and discharge of 83 Cusecs runs for a length of 13.8 kms serving an ayacut of 3,760 acres in 14 villages in Brahmasamudram (M) in Ananthapur District.

Administrative approval was accorded by the Government for replacement of 12 Gates for Rs.398 lakhs vide G.O. Ms. No: 58 Dt.9.3.2002.Accordingly Technical Sanction was accorded for Rs.264.70 Lakhs vide CE, Medium Irrigation Proc. No: DCE3/OT3/33113/91 Dt.18.4.2002 and registered as CE(I) No.46/2002-03.

The work commenced during July and Completed by 31.03.2003.

Administrative approval for carrying out operation and maintenance works of Dam and canals was accorded for Rs 11.98 lakhs for the year 2009-10 and the works completed satisfactorily.

The project was posed for modernization under JICA phase-II with an estimate cost of Rs 15.00 Crores. The estimate was administratively approved by the Government for Rs.1500.00 Lakhs vide Commissioner CADA Proceedings No.com/cad/APILIP/DEE/183/2011,Dt.17.02.2011. The Technical sanction for the estimate was accorded by the Engineer-in-Chief, Medium Irrigation proceedings dated 2-5-2011 and tenders are invited.

Salient Features
Location : The project is constructed across Vedavathi river near Bhairavanitippa (V), Gummagatta (M), Ananthapur District.
Basin : Krishna
Longitude : 76° 50'30"E
Latitude : 14° 32'10"N
Distance from Village/Town : 35 Km West of Kalyandurg town
Year of Completion : 1961
First filling (Years /Level) : 1961
Benefits accured :
(a) Irrigation : Irrigation, 12000 acres
(b) Water Supply : provides drinking water to 7 villages in the Gummagatta, Bramhasamudram mandals of Anantapur Districts.
(c) Power : --
(d) Other benefits : --
Important Controlling Levels (in meters) :
a) Top of Dam : +506.580 M
b) Maximum water Level : +505.050 M
c) Full Reservoir Level : +504.440 M
d) Sill Level of Irrigation Sluices : +497.740 M Left side +497.740 M Right side
e) Sill Level of Scouring Sluices : +491.340 M
f)Spillway Crest Level : +499.870 M
g)Minimum Draw Down Level (MDDL) : +497.740 M
h) Lowest River Bed Level : +490.730 M
i) Deepest foundation Level : 490.120 M
Important Salient features:
a) Dead Storage Capacity : 46.203 Mcft
b) Area of FORESHORE at F.R.L : 15.48 sq KM
c) Design Flood adopted (PMF /SPF/any other ) Give relevant magnitude. : 120,000 cusecs
d) Design spillway discharging Capacity : 128,360 cusecs
e) Type , Number and size of Spillway gates : Vertical lift gates 12.19m x 4.57 M
f) Location, Sill level Capacity of Low level outlets : Left sluice 723.90 M Right sluice 1848.60 M
g) and Scour the Dam in Meters : Scour vents 935.74 M to 1123.49 M
i) Above deepest foundation : 16.46 M
ii) Above Lowest river bed : 15.85 M
h) Gross Storage Capacity in million cubic meters
i) At F.R.L. : 59.239 M cum
ii) At M.W.L. : --
i) Length and Dam (at Crest ) souring Sluices : 2304 Mts
g) Height:
Catchment area in Sq Km : 14393
Capacity : 2040 Mcft
Utilization : 2209.3 Mcft
Ayacut : 12,000 acres
Under Left Main Canal:25 Km : 8240 Acres
Vent Size & Nos: : 1.52 m x 1.52 m & 1
Sill level : +497.74 m
Discharge in cumecs : 5.13
Under Right Main Canal: 13.8 Km : 3760 acres
Vent Size & Nos: : 0.76 m x 1.22 m & 1
Sill level : +497.14 m
Discharge in cumecs : 2.35
Maximum Flood Discharge : 1,25,200 cusecs
Spillway Details:
Type, Size &Nos : Gated-Vertical,12.19 m x 4.57 m & 1
Crest Level : +499.87 m
TBL : +506.58 m
FRL : +504.445 m
Mandals benefited : Mudigubba
Assembly Constituency : Rayadurg
Parliament Constituency : Ananthapur
Cost of the Project : The Project was constructed with an estimated cost of Rs.1.43 Crores.
Budget Estimate 2010-11 : Rs. 30.00 Lakhs

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