Sharavati project is awasome. After conducting lot of surveys, Linganamakki place was selected which 13 kms from earlier Hirebhaskara dam. and for balancing resrvoir Talakalale place near down stream of Vattakki village. This project was necessary and inevitable to the development of Karnataka. Linganamakki and Talakalale dams is of unimaginable size. For Linganamakki dam only 40,000 cubic feet of surkigare was required. Around 260 motorised mills were there to prepare surkigare. Total requirement of of stones and stone powder to make surkigare for both dams were 55 lakhs cubic feet. The entire dam is three times of Krishnarajasagara dam at Mysore. The soil removed for the foundation 18 crores cubic feet. Total stone used for both dams were 5.5 crores cubic feet. This is almost equal to putting a wall throughout karnataka state.Thousands of manpower was brought from Tamilnadu. The capacity of Linganamakki dam is 152 tmc. This has engulfed earlier Hirebhaskara dam. This old dam is now fully merged under Sharavati water and during peak summer the dam will be visible.
The Linganamakki dam located in the Sagar taluk has a length of 2.7 km and was constructed across the Sharavati river in 1964. It was designed to store 4368 million cubic meter of water in an area of around 300 km2, The dam’s height is 59 meters . The total capacity of the reservoir is 152 TMC (Thousand Million Cubicfeet). It has a catchment area of nearly 1,991.71 km2,
Sharavathi project accounts for 25 per cent of Karnataka Power Corporation’s generation. The Sharavati Hydroelectric project was started to tap the electricity generating potential of the river. There are three power generating stations in this project.Linganamakki power house has a capacity ofgenerating 55 MW.
The Gerusoppa Dam Project with 4 units totalling to 240 MW