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Present study is focused on Mula Irrigation project and impact of open channel Irrigation element and looked towards replacement of the open canal with closed concrete pipe . The Mula irrigation project is Large Scale Public Sector Irrigation Projects (LSPSIP) .Mula dam is located at 19020‟ to 19035‟ N latitude and 740 25‟ to 74036‟ E longitude. The dam is constructed (1971) on river Mula a tributary of river Godavari at Rahuri, district Ahmednagar. The water storage capacity of the dam is 26 TMC. Catchments area is about 2275 sq km and it experiences an average rainfall 58 cm. Maximum depth is 67.97 m. The dam water has been used for drinking and irrigation by the people of Ahmednagar cities and district. Actually Ahmednagar district is located in rain shadow region in Maharashtra.. The data regarding the water availability of Mula Dam has been collected from Mula irrigation Department. The water of Mula Dam is being used for the purpose of agriculture, drinking, industry and livestock. The agricultural development took place in the study region due to Mula Dam.
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