Monday, April 30, 2012

Mukkadal Dam - 3

Surplus Arrangement

View of catchment area from Surplus Arrangement

View of  Well Sluice gate

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mukkadal Dam - 2

View of the 1080 ft length Dam

Steps leading to Water Catchment Area

Surrounded by forested hills on Three sides
The forest consists of soaring and lofty trees of Mesua
 ferrea, Bischofia javanica, Vitex Altissima to smaller trees
 of Dillini a species of festooning climber, shrubs, valuable
 herbs, variety of orchids, two types of canes and many
 indigenous palms and cycads. The important timbers are
 teak, rosewood, vengai. Various types of forest products
 like bamboos, reeds, canes, soft wood tamarind, lemon
grass, rubber, coconut, areca nut, kadukkai, cinnamon bark,
 nelli, cardamom, mango, lemon varieties, jack fruit, and
 many medicinal plants of high value which are harvested here.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mukkadal Dam - 1

Place : Mukkadal Dam

Route : Kanyakumari -----> Nagercoil -----> Puthery ----->
             Thuvarnkadu -----> Mukkadal Dam

Built across the river Vambaru river in the year 1945 under the
 rule of Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, Mukkadal Dam
 is described as a “natural earthen dam”, unique because it is
constructed only with clay and granite.

The reservoir supplies water for the town of Nagercoil. The water
 is pumped to Nagercoil filter house (approximately 10 km) and then
 it is distributed with public pipe system.

The dam is surrounded by forested hills on three sides and  its
 picturesque setting  make it a pleasant spot for nature lovers.

Everlocked Maingate welcomes the visitor

Details about the Dam

Catchment Area : 17.48 Sq.Km
Height                : 52 Feet

In Sep 6, 1979, then Finance Minister Thiru.K.Manoharan
  laid foundation for small zoological park and then Law secretary
Thiru.M.Vincent inaugurated a rose garden in the premises of
Mukkadal Dam.

Green Road
Charming Road that leads to the Mukkadal Dam

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