Udawalawe Reservoir

Udawalawe Reservoir – This is a reservoir bordering the Southern Province in the Ratnapura District. Built-in 1963, this reservoir is currently the Third-largest reservoir in Sri Lanka.

It supplies water to Udawalawe, Embilipitiya, and Hambantota areas and the settlements in this area came into being with the formation of the Udawalawe Reservoir. Udawalawe Reservoir

Mainly supplying water for paddy cultivation and banana cultivation, this reservoir has two power plants that contribute to the national power supply.

The Reservoir is built across the Walawe River, one of the oldest rivers in Sri Lanka, and the Udawalawe National Park, the National Elephant Orphanage, and the Sankapala Rajamaha Viharaya are located nearby.

The dam is 4 km long and sometimes has elephants on either side. The water capacity is around 258MCM.

 

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