The Kelavarapalli Dam is constructed across Ponniar river. Ponniar river originates from the eastern slopes of Chennakesava Hills, north west of Nandi Drug and flows towards south east for a distance of 88.8 Kms to reach the dam site.
After flowing through the dam, it flows through the districts of Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Vellore and Cuddalore (331.2 Kms) and empties into the sea near Cuddalore Town.
The dam is having cannels both at the left and right sides. Left cannel runs up to Soolagiri Village (25.5 Kms) parallel to NH 7. Right cannel runs up to Thorapalli Village (Birth Place of Statesman Rajaji) i.e. 22 Kms.
Full Reservoir Level 831.50 M C. Ft
Total height of the Dam 13.50 Mts
Capacity 480 M C. Ft.
Ayacut 8000 Acres
How to reach?
From Hosur take Bagalur Road. Near by Maharishi Primary School, a road diverts towards Kelavarapalli. The dam is 10 KMs away from Hosur.
The dam has a park with children play equipments. Migratory birds like Spoonbills, Pelicons etc., from foreign countries visit the dam and breads at Chennathur village adjacent to the dam site.
The dam is the right place for Hosur residence to spend their week ends and holidays.
Kelavarapalli Dam – Storage area – Long View
Kelavarapalli Dam – Storage Area – Close-up view
Kelavarapalli Dam – Discharge area
Kelavarapalli Reservoir – Bridge over shutters
Board detailing the capacity and purpose of Kelavarapalli reservoir
Left side irrigation cannel at Kelavarapalli Reservoir – One more is at right side
Kelavarapalli Dam – Water treatment plant – Water source for SIPCOT area