Wahalkada Wewa

Wahalkada Wewa (Sinhala: වාහල්කඩ වැව) is a shallow reservoir situated in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka.

The tank is believed to have been built during the time of King Mahasen [(276-301 A.D.) IUCN & CEA, 2006]. It was restored in 1973 by the Irrigation Department (IUCN & CEA, 2006).

The reservoir
The reservoir is situated in the northeastern dry zone in the Yan Oya basin and a tributary of the Yan Oya brings water to it (IUCN & CEA, 2006). The water extends in an area of about 2,883 ha at its full supply level (IUCN & CEA, 2006).

1) IUCN & CEA, 2006. National Wetland Directory of Sri Lanka. IUCN Sri Lanka and the Central Environmental Authority. Colombo, Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-8177-54-7. pp.302-303.

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This page was last updated on 18 October 2022
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