Pattissery Dam

Pattissery dam is constructed on the Pambar River, a tributary of Amaravathi River at Pattissery of Kanthalpur Panchayat in Idukki district, Kerala. The purpose of this project is to utilize Pambar water for irrigation. It is par...

Pattissery Dam

Pattissery dam is constructed on the Pambar River, a tributary of Amaravathi River at Pattissery of Kanthalpur Panchayat in Idukki district, Kerala. The purpose of this project is to utilize Pambar water for irrigation. It is part of Pambar Basin Projects Pattissery in Kanthalloor, Panchayath under the Chengalar Scheme.
Project comprises of an earthen dam 135 m long with a maximum height of 23 m. An 8.5 km long canal is also constructed for irrigation of 240 hectares of land at Kanthallur. The storage capacity of a dam is about 2 TMC.

Encardio-rite was awarded the sub-contract for supply as well as installation of safety monitoring instrumentation for the project. The data from the monitoring instruments was available online on Encardio-rite’s web-based online monitoring software. The instrumentation included:

  • Piezometer – Foundation and embankment
  • Uplift pressure cells
  • Total pressure cells
  • Strain meter – rosette with no stress strain meter
  • Temperature meters
  • Automatic water level recorder 
  • Seepage monitoring systems 
  • Plumbline - direct 
  • Portable readout units 
  • Data acquisition system
  • Surface settlement point 
  • Strong motion accelerometers 

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