Geotechnical & sub soil investigations report of Kumari dam, West Bengal
Kumari Dam, West Bengal
In West Bengal many of these dams are in urgent need of strengthening and rehabilitation to ensure their safety and to improve their performance. It was a significant steps of Wapcos Ltd. to entrust M/S BPC Consultant India Pvt. Ltd. to conduct Geotechnical studies by exploration of Bore holes for conducting In-situ Permeability Test, collecting undisturbed samples and Laboratory test for various earthen dams in West Bengal.
The Kangsabati River (also variously known as the Kasai and Cossye) rises from the Chota Nagpur Plateau in West Bengal, and passes through the districts of Purulia, Bankura and Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal before draining in the Bay of Bengal, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Mukutmonipur. It is the second largest earthen dam in India. The Kangsabati-Kumari Dam Reservoir Project was started in the year 1956-57.