PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA
(Irrigation Department)

                   Sub:- Reconstitution of Dam Safety Review Panel –Reg.

           READ:1) Govt. Order No.Irrigation Department 5/MMG/96,dated:9.7.99.
   
                          2) Director, Karnataka Engineering Research Station, K.R.Sagar         letters dated:14.9.99, 3.11.99, 22.11.99 and 11.5.2000.

  PREAMBLE:

            As per the report on Dam Safety procedure published by Central Water Commission the Status have to constitute a standing panel of experts for safety review of all dams which are more than 15 mtrs height or which store 60 MM3 or more of water once in every ten years.  Accordingly vide Government Order read at S.No.(1) above an expert panel had been  constituted for safety review of dams in the State under the Chairmanship of Dr.Y.K.Murthy, Former Chairman, Central Water Commission.  The Director, Karnataka Engineering Research Station, K.R.Sagar, Vide letters read at Sl.No.(2) above, has submitted proposals for reconstitution of this  panel.  The proposal has been examined by the Government and hence the following orders.

  G.O.NO.ID/55/CDM/99(P-1), Bangalore, dated:13.9.2000.  

1.      The Expert Panel constituted in Government Order dated.9.7.99 read at Sl.No.(1) above for safety review of 109 dams in the State as per Annexure-1 which are more than 15 meters in height or which store 60 MM3 or more of water is reconstituted with the following members.

Field of expertise

1)      Dr.Y.K.Murthy,
Central Water Commission,Champa D-44,Gulmohar park, 
New Delhi-110 049.         

Dam Construction Engineering and Management. Chairman

2) Sr.B.M.Rame Gowda,               Former Joint Director C.W.P.R.S.Pune,  392/2, Sakhunivias, Gokhale Nagar Road,  Pune-411 016.

Engineering Geology  Geo-technical     (Foundation Engineering). Member

3) Sri.D.S.Rama Murthy
Chief Engineer (Retd).Central Water Commission,  2708, 1st Main, V.V.Mohalla,
Mysore0570 002.

Gates &  Hoist Member

4) Sri.Kamble Y.S. 
Chief Engineer (Retd) Sharnakutir,
No.1760, Karadi, Bageecha, Bijapur-586 101.

Water Resources & Engineering Member

5)Sri.M.B.Parappa Goudar,      Engineer-in-Chief (Retd)Basava Krupa, Shivagiri,Jayanagar, Dharawad-580 007.

Earth Dam                  Member

6)Sri.S.B.Koimbattur,
Superintending Engineer  (Retd), Koimattur Lalyout,   Behind
CanaraBank,Narayyanapur,
Dharwad-580 008

Dam Safety  Surveillance,Masonty/ConcreteDam. Member

    7) Sri.S.Venkataramana,                     Director (Retd),    K.E.R.S.

Spillways of Dams. Member

     8)Director,
      K.E.R.S.K.R.Sagar.

Permanent Invitee

    9)  Superintending Engineer,               Monitoring & Evaluation,Basava
         Bhavan, Basaveshwara
         Road,Bangalore-1.

Convenor

  II. This Panel shall function with the following terms.

  a)      The Panel shall examine the safety review of  dams as per para 4.3.1.6. of the “ Report of dam safety procedures”  published by Central Water Commission covering all the points as at Annexure II & III.

b)      The Central Executive Committee comprising of Secretary Irrigation Department and Deputy Secretary, Irrigation Department shall approve the priority list of dams for the inspection of the panel.

c)      Whenever  the panel visits the projects for inspection, the concerned Chief Engineer shall make  necessary arrangements for the members to travel from Bangalore/Mysore and back. 

d)      Whenever the panel members travel from their Head quarters for inspection the Travelling Allowance and Daily Allowance shall be regulated as per Government Order No.FD 2 SRA 99, dated.22.4.99.  Apart from this the members are also entitled for sitting fee at Rs.300/-(Rupees Three Hundred only) per day during the meetings/inspections.

e)      For non-official members the Daily Allowance and Sitting fee shall be regulated considering the time of departure from their residence till their return at 24 hours period ( Less than Six hours shall not be considered).

f)        The expenditure on Travelling Allowance, Daily Allowance and sitting fee of members shall be met out of the concerned project funds.  The concerned Chief Engineer shall countersign the Travelling Allowance & Daily Allowance & Sitting fee bills of non-official members and arrange for payment.

g)      The Chairman, Dam Safety Review Panel shall finalise the inspection reports and with the signature of all the members ( including the signature of Chairman) shall forward the report to the Secretary, Irrigation Department, Director, Karnataka Engineering Research Station and the concerned Chief Engineer.

h)      In case any expert advise of external agency is required the Central Executive Committee shall take suitable action as per the terms and conditions applicable to the members of this panel.  Payment for the special advise given by any agency shall be regulated as per the above terms.  If not possible, the Central Executive Committee shall take a final decision suitably.

i)        Since the expert panel has to function in a limited time frame there may be occasions where a specific problem does not require the attention of all the members of panel or the problem related to specific field requires detailed investigation.  In such cases the Central Executive Committee shall take suitable action.

Order & in the Name of the
Government of Karnataka,
Sd/-
(H.G.CHAYAPATHY),
Officer on Special Duty ( Tech).
Irrigation Department.

GOVERNMENT ORDER NO.ID 55 CDM 99 (P-1) DATED:13.9.2000.

                                                                  Annexure-I

  LIST OF LARGE DAMS WHICH HAVE COMPLETED 10 YEARS OF SERVICE EXCLUDING M.T.TANKS.

Sl.no. Sl.no.
within
zone
Name Of Dam Year of completion Height of dam above lowest foundation (in mtrs) 
1 2 3 4 5
    C.E.I ( S ) ,MYSORE    

1

1

Nugu Dam

1959

43.58

2

2

Hebbahalla Dam

1965

19.20

3

3

Chickahole

1969

30.48

4

4

Kabini Dam

1974

58.00

5

5

Gundal Dam

1980

31.55

6

6

Harangi Dam

1982

53.00

7

7

Suvarnavathy Dam

1984

25.90

8

8

Taraka Dam

1984

40.00

9

9

Chiklihole Dam

1985

25.30

 

 

C.E.,HCZ.,Tumkur

 

 

10

1

Theetha Dam

1987

20.70

11

2

Mallaghatta Tank

N.K.

15.60

 

 

C.E., H(P), Gorur

 

 

12

1

Hemavathy Dam(NID)

1983

58.50

13

2

Votehole Dam

1984

44.48

 

 

C.E.UTZ., Shimoga

 

 

14

1

Vanivilasa Sagar Dam

1910

43.31

15

2

Bhadra Dam (NID)

1953

80.63

16

3

Tunga Anicut

1956

18.13

17

4

Ambiligola tank

1964

17.67

18

5

Jambada Halla Dam

1968

31.70

19

6

Devara Billikere Tank

1987

17.37

 

 

C.E., ICZ., Munirabad.

 

 

20

1

Tungabhadra Dam (NID)

1953

49.37

21

2

Kanakanala Dam

1975

20.12

22

3

H.B.Halli Pickup

1978

17.62

23

4

Narihalla Dam

1979

30.92 

 

 

C.E., I(N) Belgaum

 

 

24

1

Malaprabha Dam (NID)

1973

40.23

25

2

Hidkal Dam (NID)

1977

62.48

26

3

Arbenchi Tank

1980

15.64

 

 

C.E., IPZ., Gulbarga

 

 

27

1

Hathikini Dam

1973

21.98

28

2

Chandrampalli Dam

1975

26.21

29

3

Upper Mullamari Dam

1984

23.20

30

4

Soudagar Dam

1987

27.03

31

5

Karanjax Dam

1989

20.70

 

 

C.E., BWSSB., Bangalore

 

 

32

1

T.G.Hally Reservoir

1933

38.10

 

 

C.E.,    KUWS & DB, Bangalore

 

 

33

1

Neerasagara Dam

1955

24.60

 

 

C.M.C., Nippani

 

 

34

1

Jawaharlal Dam

1961

21.65

 

 

City Corporation, Belgaum

 

 

35

1

Rakkaskop Dam

1961

20.42

 

 

C.E., (C.D), KPC Ltd., Bangalore

 

 

36

1

Talaxkalale Dam

1963

62.50

37

2

Linganamakki Dam (NID)

1965

61.28

38

3

Thatti Halla Dam

1979

42.00

39

4

Bommanahalli Pickup

1979

28.96

40

5

Savehakalu Dam

1981

50.00

41

6

Chakra Dam

1985

84.00

42

7

Upper Kaneri

1986

27.00

43

8

Supa Dam (NID)

1987

101.11

44

9

Mani (NID)

1988

59.00

45

10

Hulikal Forebay

1988

35.90

46

11

Varahi H.E.P.Pickup

1989

37.60

  Details of Abbreeviations Used: 

LIST OF LARGE DAMS WHICH HAVE COMPLETED 10 YEARS OF SERVICE- M.I.(SOUTH) ONLY

Sl.No.

SL.No
With   With
 in         in
Zone   Divn.,

 

Name of Dam

Year of completion

Height of dam above LowestFoundation ‘ In Mtrs’

1

2           3

4

5

6

 

 

C.E., M.I.(South)., Bangalore
Bangalore Division.

 

 

47

1            1

Obichudanahally Tank

1980

28.70

48

2             2

Chikkagondanahally Tank

1936

22.28

49

3             3

Byeamangala Tank

1940

22.25

50

4              4

Kanva Dam

1946

17.37

51

5              5

Nelligudda Tank

1947

17.07

52

6              6

Maralvadi Dam

1936

16.76

 

 

Chitradurga Division

 

 

53

7                1

Sangenahalli Tank

1968

15.55

54

8                 2

Prakruthi Tank

1979

15.54

 

 

Chikkamagalore  Division

 

 

55

9                 1

Madaga Tank

1867

24.50

56

10               2

Mandaga Tank (New)

 

24.40

57

11                3

Biggerahalla Tank

1986

15.16

 

 

Kolar Division

 

 

58

12               1

Masthrahally Tank

1974

21.40

59

13                2

Dandiganahally Tank

1987

20.92

60

14                3

Markandeya Tank

1940

18.30

 

 

Hassan Division

 

 

61

15                4

Chakehalli Tank

1970

17.26

62

16                 1

Mangala Tank

1977

25.00

63

17                 2

Karimuddenahalli Tank

1975

24.50

64

18                  3

Bellathasanahalla Tank

1966

18.89

65

19                  4

Gopinatham Tank

1989

18.16

66

20                  5

Alalur Tank

1983

17.41

67

20                  6

Alagapura Tank

1989

16.85

68

22                  7

H0sahalli Tank

1985

16.76

69

23                  8

Kachavanahalli Tank

1973

16.30

70

24                  9

New Tank Amachawadi

1984

15.29

 

 

Shimoga Division

 

 

71

25                  1

Anjanapura Tank

1936

21.33

72

26               2

Haihole Tank

1977

21.00

73

27                3

Seegehalla Tank

1979

16.50

 

 

Tumkur Division

 

 

74

28              1

Boranakanivee Tank

1892

24.39

75

29               2

Marconahalli Dam

1940

22.95

76

30                3

Gaantenhalli Tank

1980

22.95

77

31                4

Maidal Amanikeree Tank

N.K.

18.00

78

32                5

Kunigal Thimmanahalli

N.K.

16.50

79

33                6

Deepapmbudikere Tank

N.K.

15.00

 

LIST OF LARGE DAMS WHICH HAVE COMPLETED 10 YEARS OF SERVICE – M.I.(NORTH) ONLY

 

Sl.No.

SL No.
With    With
in            in
Zone   Divn.,

 

Name of Dam

Year of completion

Height of dam above Lowest Foundation ‘ In Mtrs’

1

2           3

4

5

6

 

 

C.E., M.I. (North), Bijapur Belgaum Division

 

 

80

1                    1

Kanvikervinkoppa Tank

1982

16.77

81

2                  2

Ramapura Tank

1973

16.33

82

3                 3

Bhairapur Tank

1989

15.30

83

4                 4

Itagi Tank

1982

15.25

84

5                  5

Aigali Tank

1969

15.20

 

 

Bijapur division

 

 

85

6                    1

Rangasamdra Tank

1979

22.70

86

7                    2

Areshankar

1957

19.20

87

8                  3

Nuchkhandi

1882

18.30

88

9                  4

Mangalore Tank

1970

16.40

89

10                5

Kalaskop Tank

1960

15.06

90

11                 1

Bavalgaon Tank

1973

16.62

91

12                 2

Ekamba Tank

1979

16.61

92

13                 3

Chikkanagaon Tank

1981

15.95

93

14                 4

Tegampur Tank

1983

15.18

94

15                 5

Bhopalgod Belkone

1988

15.16

95

16                 6

Medipally Tank

1981

15.08

 

 

 

Bellary Division

 

 

96

17                 1

Appenahalli Tank

1980

21.37

97

18                 2

Hulikunta Tank

1980

20.27

98

19                 3

Gandabommanahalli Tank

1971

18.65

99

20                4

Kottur Tank

1898

15.00

100

21               1

Madagamsur Tank

1908

24.40

101

22            2

Hulikere Tank

1980

21.80

102

23            3

Dharma Reservoir

1964

20.12

103

24            4

Majjur Tank

1978

18.61

104

25            5

Bullapura Tank

1954

16.46

 

 

Gulbarga division

 

 

105

26             1

Dinsi Tank

1986

17.10

106

27              1

Bachanki Tank

1974

23.31

107

28              2

Chigalli Tank

1978

20.74

108

29              3

Honkon Tank

1975

18.60

109

30              4

Ambadaga Tank

1979

18.30

                                                                             

 Sd/-

  (H.G.CHAYAPATHY)

Offiecr on Special Duty (Tech)

Irrigation Department.

GOVEERNMENT ORDER NO.ID 55 CDM 99 (P-1) DATED 13-9-2000

  Annexure-II

                          Terms of Reference for dam Safety Review Panels.

  (for Existing Dams exceeding 15m. in Height or storage volume of 60 MM cube-vide Central Water Commission letter dt.02.04.1990) 

( The State) (The Projects) Responsibility for all matters relating to dam safety during design, construction and operation rests with the owner, normally the state.  A Dam Safety Review Panel (DSRP) provides independent experts review and comment on safety matters to the owner, and to the Bank.  The functioning of such a panel, which is advisory, in no way detracts from or substitutes  for the expertise, resources or responsibilities of the owner.  The panels purview is strictly limited to safety matters, and does not extend to financial or economic issues, selection of alternative designs, construction phasing, or any other features of the facilities except where safety is involved.

  General and Purpose:

  1.      In situations where a dam has been designed, constructed, or brought into operation without participation of a DSRP, or in situations where Bank-supported investments depend upon upstream facilities which have no been subjected to safety review, independent inspections are required.  Accordingly, a DSRP shall be established for ( the project) by( the state government) to undertake periodic, comprehensive, independent reviews with the objective of  evaluating features and actions pertaining to the safety of the dam, and providing recommendations to ( the state government) of actions that may be needed to upgrade the dam and appurtenances to acceptable safety standards.  The DSRP shall be guided by the dam safety assurance objectives of the Government of India, (the state government), related legislation, regulations, standards and guidelines.

  2.      The DSRP shall contain a nucleus of members having expertise in the following disciplines:
a)          Flood  hydrology,
b)          engineering geology (dam foundations),
c)          dam design (concrete, rockfill, earthfill as approprpiate),
d)          dam construction, engineering and management.

There should be four to six members of the DSRP, but all four disciplines should be fully represented.  Should the project involve hydropower generation as an integral part of the dam and outlet works, an expert on the design and construction of power plants and appurtenant waterways shall also be included as a member of the DSRP.

  3.      A chairman shall be appointed amongst the members by ( the state government) to coordinate the communications of the DSRP, to call and chair its meetings, to ensure the membership’s objectivity, and to provide balance to its reviews and recommendations.  The person responsible for correspondence with the chairman shall be nominated by ( the state government). 

  4.      The flood hydrology member may be released at the discretion of the DSRP.

  5.      When, in the judgement of the DSRP, additional specific expertise is required, the Chairman will nominate  qualified expert (s) for appointment to the panel to perform special assignments or evaluations on short notice, and report results directly to the panel.  The assignments of such experts shall not exceed an aggregate time of man days per year; additional time may be allowed subject to direct approval by ( the state government) upon written request and justification by the DSRP.

  Meetings:

  6.      The DSRP will meet as frequently as judged necessary by the Chairman to assess the status of ( the project) and to present recommendations.

  7.      DSRP meetings will normally be held at the project site, and attended by all members.  Individual inspections of the site, designs or construction work should occur only under special circumstances, and in such cases the member will send his report of findings to the other panel members for issuance jointly after concurrence by all members.

  8.      An advance schedule of meetings will be drawn up by the DSRP and ( the state government) and sent to the Central Water Commission and the World Bank to allow them to send an observer to meetings if they so desire.  The Bank will not participate in any manner in the proceedings and discussions.  The Central Water Commission will directly participate only to the extent that it serves as a consultant and as so requested by ( the state government).  The Central Water Commission, however, may attend the sessions in the course of fulfilling its responsibilities for monitoring the country-wide Dam Safety programme.

  Specific Actions:

9.      The DSRP shall make a general review of the project records and history to become familiar with its operational requirements and their relationship to the facilities.  With this background, the specific elements to be reviewed and evaluated by the DSRP shall include, but not be limited to the following:

  a)      As built drawings and construction specifications;
b)      Design records, including geological reports, foundation investigations, materials testing, materials strength parameters and stability analysis;
c)      Construction records and recent operation and maintenance records, including any instrumentation data;
d)      Criteria, methodology and determination of the design flood, flood routing studies, and the spillway sizing.  Examine spillway operation records, and evaluate the adequacy of spillway sizing
e)   Emergency plans including downstream flooding effects, emergency reservoir draw down, notification of impending dangers to downstream municipal authorities, major flood early warning system, major spilling operations plan, and site access during emergencies.

10.  The DSRP will carry out a field inspection utilizing a standard check-list prepared in advance, and note the condition of the elements on the check list and categorise their status as satisfactory, poor, or unsatisfactory.  Additional narrative will be provided for poor and unsatisfactory elements.  On the basis of these notes and the design needed to assure the safety of the dam, categorised in regard to urgency.

11.  The DSRP may request additional field data including the need for drilling, sampling, laboratory tests, or installation of instruments.

Support Services:

12.  ( the state government) shall make the operations and maintenance staff of the dam available to respond to the DSRP’s questions at the time of the field inspection.  As appropriate, the observations of the operations shall become part of the record of the DSRP’s report.  ( The state government’s) designers and engineering consultants, if any, shall be provided during selected DSRP meetings.  The DSRP will be provided the necessary background information , any relevant data, notes or explanations regarding the designs, computations or methods used.  (The state government’s)  Chief Engineer for (the project) will co-ordinate the assembling of such information.  The DSRP may suggest additional studies to assist in evaluation of the matters relating to the dam’s safety status.

13.  (The State Government) shall provide clerical, drafting and reproduction services or the preparation of DSRP reports.  The GOI and ( the State Government) shall take necessary actions to allow prompt travel of clearance as requested by DSRP members or experts called for the meeting.

Reportings: 

14.  The report of the meeting will be prepared and signed by all members and presented to ( the state Government) prior to departure of the members.  The report will include.

       a)      areas of concern, request for additional analysis and recommendations, if any
b)      information presented to the DSRP ( by the state),
c)      issues raised by the state for consideration by the DSRP.
d)      actions taken in response to recommendations of the DSRP.
e)      actions pending in response to earlier recommendations of the DSRP.

15.A Copy of the DSRP’s report and supplementary Information will be Transmitted By ( The State Government) To The Central Water Commission, and the World Bank.

 Sd/-

  (H.G.CHAYAPATHY)

Offiecr on Special Duty (Tech)

Irrigation Department.

G.O.No:ID/55/CDM/99 (P-1) DATED: 13-9-2000

                                                                          ANNEXURE-III

No.3/19/DS/97-92
 
Central Water Commission
Dam Safety Monitoring Directorate

Room,7109 Sewa Bhavan,  
R..K.Puram, New Delhi-110066.
3rd, January 1998.

 

The Director (Chief Engineer),
Karnataka Engineering Research Station,

Krishnarajasagar,
Karnataka-571607.

                                                      Sub:- Criteria for declaring a dam as a dam in distress.

                                                      Ref:- KERS/DSC/F-24(17)/9732 dated 27.12.97.

                                                                                      ******* 

Sir,

                   With reference to the above, it may be clarified that “ after Phase-I inspection, if it is found by the State Dam Safety Committee that the dam is hydrologically or structurally not fulfilling standards set out in Phase-I inspection guidelines, the dam has to undergo Phase-II investigation.   After Phase-II investigation, if a dam is unsafe, than the dam can be identified as a dam in distress”.

Yours faithfully,             
Sd/-                      
(K.Balakrishnan),            
 
Dy.Director (DSM)          
Tel.6104104.            

  Sd/-                       
(H.G.CHAYAPATHY)        
Officer on Special Duty (Tech.)   
Irrigation Department.         

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