Medawachchiya Wewa

Medawachchiya Wewa is a reservoir situated in Medawachchiya in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka. 

The present tank was restored in 1876 but breached in 1923 due to excessive rains (Arumugam, 1969). The repaired tank was damaged again during the heavy flood in December 1957 (Arumugam, 1969).

The reservoir
The bund of the reservoir is about 3,100 ft. long and the water is extending in an area of about 180 acres at its full supply level (Arumugam, 1969). It has one spill and two sluices (Arumugam, 1969). 

1) Arumugam, S., 1969. Water resources of Ceylon: its utilisation and development. Water Resources Board. p.324.

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This page was last updated on 24 July 2021

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