Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Ridiyagama Wewa

Ridiyagama Wewa
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Ridiyagama Wewa is a reservoir situated in Ridiyagama village in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka. 

History
The construction work of this reservoir was begun in 1923 and completed in 1928 (Arumugam, 1969). It is the main reservoir built under the Walawe Ganga Left Bank Scheme (Arumugam, 1969).

The reservoir
The bund of the reservoir is about 1.5 miles long and the water is extending in an area of about 2,200 acres at its full supply level (Arumugam, 1969). It has two spills and one sluice (Arumugam, 1969). 

References
1) Arumugam, S., 1969. Water resources of Ceylon: its utilisation and development. Water Resources Board. p.116.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 1 November 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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