Pench Diversion Dam
The Pench dam project consists of a 41 m high, 5,979 m long earth dam with 350 m long concrete dam (including a 173 m long spillway) with a height of 26 m. The spillway has 8 radial crest gates 18.29 m X 12.19 m in size.
This project is proposed to provide irrigation in the Chhindwara & Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh. The project will also supply water to the proposed 2 X 250 MW Pench Thermal Power Project under MPSEB. The project will also provide domestic water supplies.
Encardio-rite was awarded the contract for supply and installation of geotechnical instrumentation as well as automatic data logging of critical parameters and areas with a web base data management system (WDMS). The WDMS processed the monitored data, presented the processed data in tabular and the most suitable graphical forms for easy interpretation of the logged data to the contractor, client as well as consultant on their desktops.
Instruments used included a piezometer, automatic water level recorder, uplift pore pressure meter, strain gage, pressure cell, borehole extensometer, joint meter, temperature meter, plumb lines, survey targets, automatic data acquisition system and seismographs.