Narmada Dam overflowing!

#1 Sep 13th, 2009, 20:59
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We visited the Narmada [Sardar Sarovar] dam after reading news reports that it was overflowing.

Truly a majestic and awe inspiring sight. [Photos attached]

The dam is situated about 90 kms from Vadodara and very much worth visiting at any time of the year.
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#2 Sep 13th, 2009, 21:00
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Wow.

Wonder what this is doing downstream.
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Nothing much, its all well controlled.

The water level at Bharuch [Golden bridge] is nearing the danger mark, but no floods so far.

Though it raises the question that why the central govt. is not giving permission to raise the dam height so that all this precious water could be stored rather than be wasted away.
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Oh. I thought the height had been increased last year?
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Not sure of it, though the overflow at present is about 10 mtrs, and it has not rained much.
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Sorry, it was in 2007. Did some research

How time flies

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/height-of...d/29977-3.html
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Very pertinent news report, Cap'n, hits the bullseye.
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The overflow is expected to continue for some more days.

So anyone lucky to be in the vicinity can enjoy the sights personally. 22000 visitors did on sunday!
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Originally Posted by Meander View Post Though it raises the question that why the central govt. is not giving permission to raise the dam height so that all this precious water could be stored rather than be wasted away.
for a savage critique of the ecological, financial and social insanity of 'big dams' in general and the Sardar Sarovar in particular, 'the algebra of infinite justice' by Arundhati Roy is desperate reading
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It rained heavily in some parts of MP, particularly in Hoshangabad and in and around Bhopal region over the last month or so.

Narmada flows through the town of Hoshangabad and the water level was well up on previous years. A friend of mine who lives in Hoshangabad sent me photos and it was a sight to behold.

Unfortunately, I don't have the photos right here to post. But the rain gods have been kind to this part of India. No danger of floods though which was good.
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great pictures meander - thank you

however, the narmada bachao andolan is what this structure is all about - to me personally
medha patekar comes to mind.
not pleasant thoughts - this dam or that sea link in bombay.



arundhati roy ? who it is ?
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Does anyone know what happened to the little island on the Narmanda river that has the temple and the largest banyan tree with the 1000 branches touching the ground as roots? I went in this boat from a Baroda park, we had to wade out to the boat, and went to this island. How beautiful. That was about 20 years ago.
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are you talking about Kabirwad? it still exists but i havent been there yet so no idea. you can search in google now though as i am sure you are tlaking about a place called 'kabirwad'.
“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” - Paul Theroux
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who is it?

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arundhati roy ? who it is ?
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here is a link to an interview i just heard :

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podca...90924_0811.mp3

h
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many thanks for the link haydn i know who arundhati ray is
in my circle - we refer to her as the 'tweeter'



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