… a continuation post to Thamaraipakkam Shiva temple – apart of Pulicat Heritage Visit
25th February 2017.
This Check dam at Thamaraipakkam was constructed to divert the Kosasthalaiyar river to Sholavaram and Puzhal reservoirs for the Chennai’s drinking water needs. The check dam was constructed during the year 1868 AD with a sill level of 6640 and the crest level is 7240. There are 15 nos of manually operated sluice gates to divert the water to Puzhal reservoir The length of the sluice is 624 feet. Laterite stones are used for the construction of the sluice.
The check dam has automatic level control shutters to hold the water up to 15 feet. In addition to this it has 4 manually operated shutters to release water in to Kosasthalaiyar River. Of this 5 shutters are constructed 1928-1929 AD
A PWD office was constructed in the year 1915 with a rain water measuring system which are in dilapidated condition.
LOCATION: CLICK HERE
.. to be continued ( Thirukandalam ( Thirukkallil )Shiva temple )
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---