Pechiparai Reservoir, Kanniyakumari
Pechiparai Reservoir : -
It is a reservoir located 43 kilometers from the town of Nagercoil, near the village of Pechiparai in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India. The reservoir was formed by the construction of the Pechiparai Dam, which was built across the River Kodayar about a mile below the confluence of the tributaries Kallar, Chittar and Kuttiyar.
It was built during the period 1897 - 1906 by the European Engineer, Mr Minchin. The original cost of construction of the dam was Indian Rupees 26.1 Lakhs (in the late 19th century). The catchment area of the reservoir is 207.19 km?, and the depth is 14.63 meters.
The Dam is a straight gravity type masonry dam of 425.5 M. long and 120.70 M. high above the deepest foundation.