Water Harvesting Dams: Dams near Kamballah-Katli

March 11, 2013

A series of earthen dams have been built across seasonal choes to create a number of large ponds near Kmballah village that lies on the Parwallah – Tikkar road that links the Tikkar tals directly to Raipur Rani without first having to negotiate the climb to Morni. A dam overlooks the Guga-Marhi temple at the outskirts of the Kamballah (also Kaimwallah) village.

Water Harvesting Dam near Guga Marhi Temple at Kamballah,Morni foothills

Water Harvesting Dam near Guga Marhi Temple at Kamballah,Morni foothills

Another freshly constructed earthen dam lies about a kilometre up north-west along the road leading to Tikkar village. The earthen embankment is fairly high and wide and has created a pond of considerable size.  A large amount of mud from the embankment has been washed downstream by the water overflowing through the spill-way.

Dam near Katli on the road to Tikkar village

Dam near Katli on the road to Tikkar village

Embankment at Dam near Katli

Embankment at Dam near Katli

Worrisome signs of early erosion of earthen embankment

Worrisome signs of early erosion of earthen embankment

 

 

 

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