Yargol dam is located at Yargol village in Kolar district of Tamil Nadu across the Markandeya River. The purpose of the project is to supply drinking water to Bangarpet, Malur, and Kolar towns and 45 villages on the way.
The project comprises a concrete gravity dam of length 414 m and a maximum height of 40 m. The gross storage capacity of the dam is 500 million cubic feet of water.
Encardio-rite was awarded the complete contract for supply as well as installation of safety monitoring instrumentation for the project. The instrumentation included:
- Uplift pressure meters
- Strain meters in rosette of 5, with no stress strain meter
- Concrete pressure cells
- Temperature meters
- Linear joint meters
- Normal plumbline
- Readout units