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Salaulim Dam, Salaulim Sanguem

The Salaulim Dam (also spelled Selaulim, Saluli) located on the Salaulim River, a tributary of the Zuari River in Goa, India, is an integral component of the Salaulim Irrigation Project which envisages benefits of irrigation and drinking water supply. The dam is a composite earth-cum-masonry dam of 42.7 meters (140 ft) height with a water spread area of 24 km2 (9.3 sq mi). It was initially planned to provide irrigation to an ultimate potential of 14,326 hectares (35,400 acres) and water supply of 160 million liters per day (MLD) to South Goa; the water supply component for domestic and industrial use is now increased to 380 MLD. The initial cost of the project, when approved in 1971, was Rs. 9.61 crore, which, as of 2007, is estimated to cost Rs 170 crores. Construction of the project was however started in 1976, the dam was completed in 2000 and the irrigation component is under final stages of completion having achieved an irrigation potential of 9,537 ha, as of 2007. The project is located at Sirga about 5 km from the Sanguem town, in the Zuari River Basin, which is drained by the Zuari River which in turn is formed after the confluence of Selaulim (also spelled Salaulim) and Uguem Rivers in Sanguem Taluk. The Salauilm dam is located on the Selaulim River (also known as Sanguem) near the Sanguem town. The river drains a catchment area of 227 km2 (88 sq mi)

Aerial_view_of_Salaulim_Dam,_Goa
Aerial view of Salaulim Dam

The project is located at Sirga about 5 km from the Sanguem town, in the Zuari River Basin, which is drained by the Zuari River which in turn is formed after the confluence of Selaulim (also spelled Salaulim) and Uguem Rivers in Sanguem Taluk. The Salauilm dam is located on the Selaulim River (also known as Sanguem) near the Sanguem town. The river drains a catchment area of 227 km2 (88 sq mi).

Salaulim Dam overflow during Rain
Salaulim Dam overflow during Rain

A Tourist Rest House is located near the dam. The monochromatic landscape, its silent, serene splendor beckons the traveler to relax secure in the secluded warmth of nature. A quaint picnic spot ideal for a languorous break is an exhilarating experience. Driving to these places with your own vehicle will be always an exhilarating and memorable experience.

Submerged village, Somnath Temple view, Kurdi
The submerged village, Somnath Temple view, Kurdi

Selauli

How to Reach: To get to the Salaulim Dam one can enjoy the picturesque drive from Margao or Panaji. You can hire a taxi or motorbike to reach from any location in Goa. local buses don’t go till the dam, it just stops by at Uguem village, so the further journey of nearly 10 km you need to make by auto-rickshaw or taxi. So local buses are not a good option So it will be better if you make your journey to this dam via Bike or Car or hire a Taxi. Curchorem Railway Station is the nearest railway station and it is ok if you are coming via local but main trains halt at Margao Railway Station.

Distance:
73.6 km from Panaji via Loutlim to Shiroda to Sanguem – 1hr 45mins
64.4 km from Dabolim Airport via Loutlim to Shiroda to Sanguem – 1hr 28mins
39.1 km from Margao Railway Station via Chandor to Sanguem – 59mins
22.2 km from Curchorem Railway Station – 34mins

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