The Darna Dam was built in the year 1916 by the British Government in a total catchment area of 404 sq. km. And still stands unmoved and unbreakable on the banks of Darna river – thanks to the supreme British Architecture.
Owned by Government of Maharashtra currently, this masonry dam measures 1,634 m in length and 28 m in height. With the surface area of 34,750 km², this gigantic gravity dam has the capacity to hold 209,820 km3 (50,340 cu mi) of water.
Apart from its dimensions and capabilities, this dam offers just the most perfect relaxing therapy to the eyes with its picture-perfect views. The walls built by rocks compliment perfectly well to the blissful greenery and forceful water flowing around.
When I looked at the closed gates of the dam, a question instantly struck our minds like a lightening that how come this calm and composed view transforms into a disastrous one when the Rain Gods show no mercy on us? This is when my heart interrupted and told my mind that this is how life goes on, all we need to do is seize the moment before it disappears in the wink of an eye to make the most of it.
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