Saturday, October 16, 2021

Lunugamvehera Reservoir

Lunugamvehera Reservoir
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Lunugamvehera Reservoir is a reservoir located at the verge of Lunugamvehera National Park, bordering the Uva and Southern provinces of Sri Lanka.

History
The reservoir was constructed under the Kirindi Oya Irrigation and Settlement Project which commenced in March 1979 (Wijayaratne & de Zoysa, 1998). The construction works of the reservoir were completed in 1985 (Sakthivadivel et al., 1992).

The reservoir
The reservoir has been constructed by damming the Kirindi Oya river which begins from Ravana Ella near Wellawaya (Wijayaratne & de Zoysa, 1998). The bund of the reservoir is about 3.25 miles long and the water is extending in an area of about 7,438 acres at its full supply level (Wijayaratne & de Zoysa, 1998). It has 6 sluices.

References
1) Sakthivadivel, R., Brewer, J.D. and Wijayaratna, C.M., 1992. Participatory action research in irrigation management: an example from Kirindi Oya. In Advancements in IIMI's Research, 1992: A Selection of Papers Presented at the Internal Program Review. IWMI. pp.189-208.
2) Wijayaratne, L. K. W. & de Zoysa, M., 1998. "Socio-economic achievements of the Lunugamvehera Irrigation Settlement: a comparative study. Paper 26 of Session 20," Conference Papers h023552, International Water Management Institute. pp.1-10.

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This page was last updated on 20 October 2021
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