Mettur Dam is located across the river Cavery in Mettur, salem(dist) of tamil nadu(India).MetturDam is one of the largest dams in the world and an invaluable asset to Tamil nadu.
It is the largest reservoir in the state and has been responsible for stabilization of irrigation of cavery basin
including Thanjavur delta, Which is known as "Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu".
The structure of the dam was designed by a British Engineer Mr.Ellis.The whole construction
was done under the control of a British Engineer Mr.Mullings,
who is the Engineer in chief of the project. Thus it has celebrated it's
Diamond jubilee celebration on 21st Auguest,1994.
It is the major irrigation source in Tamil nadu. It irrigates of around 16,05,000acres of
Metturdam is adaptable to present policy of combining irrigation
benefits with hydro-electric facilities,
and a maximum of 360MW obtained, the minimum depending on the conditions of each summer.
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