Mapakada Wewa

Mapakada Wewa
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Mapakada Wewa (Sinhala: මාපාකඩ වැව) is a reservoir situated in Mapakada village in Badulla District, Sri Lanka. 

As an inscription found in the locality, this tank was functioning during the 9-10th centuries A.D. (Arumugam, 1969). The present tank was restored in the period of 1952-1953 (Arumugam, 1969).

The reservoir
The bund of the reservoir is about 1,900 ft. long and the water is extending in an area of about 450 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.232.

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This page was last updated on 21 June 2022

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