Ukai Dam

The Ukai Dam is constructed across the Tapi River. It is the second largest reservoir in Gujarat after the Sardar Sarovar. It is also known as Vallabh Sagar. Constructed in 1972, the dam is meant for irrigation, power generation and flood control. Having a catchment area of about 62,255 km2 and a water spread of about 52,000 hectares, its capacity is almost same as that of the Bhakra Nangal Dam. The site is located 94 km from Surat.

The dam is an earth-cum-masonry dam. Its embankment wall is 4,927 m long. Its earth dam is 80.77 meters high, whereas the masonry dam is 68.68 meters high. The storage capacity of Ukai dam is almost 46% of the total capacity of all the other existing dams in Gujarat if put together.

There are four hydro turbine units, each of 75 MW with a total installed capacity of 300 MW. All the above units were made by BHEL.


Construction Completed1972
Height80.77 m (Earth dam)
68.68 (Masonry dam)
Catchment area62255 sqkm
LocationSurat & Tapi district
Reservoir Capacity7414 MCM
Installed Power Capacity300 MW

Ukai dam level at its maximum flow is 345 ft.

You can check live status at SMC Website as well as the displays put at various BRTS bus stops and city junctions.

Published by Bhanu

Creator @ Surat Diaries! Searching my Ikigai !

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