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Khadakwasla Dam is a famous tourist attraction and a significant work of engineering in Pune. It is built on River Mutha which flows through the city and aids water supply to Pune and its suburban regions. The dam forms a reservoir, called Khadakwasla Lake which offers a quick and pleasant getaway too. Its proximity to Pune City and the scenic surroundings make Khadakwasla Dam a preferred picnic spot. The roadways around Khadakwasla Dam is also a favourite cycling route amongst the city cyclists. Monsoons, in particular, draw a considerable number of people to the attraction. They mostly visit to see the transformation of the landscapes and also enjoy the scenic beauty.
Khadakwasla Dam extends about 1.6 kilometres over River Mutha which actually begins at the confluence of two other rivers, River Ambi and River Mose. These two rivers have Panshet Dam and Varasgaon Dam built over them respectively. They control the water flowing into Mutha from Ambi and Mose. Further, the outflow from the Temghar Dam also entres Khadakwasla Lake. The reservoir thus occupies about 22,000 square kilometres area and runs over 35 metres deep. The dam stands a little over 31 metres tall and is built over the hard rock in the Mutha riverbed. This work of engineering often draws students and enthusiasts too. Otherwise, most people visit to explore the surroundings and other attractions around.
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