Khadakwasla Dam is a dam on the Mutha River 04 from the centre of the town of Pune in Maharashtra, India. The dam created a reservoir known as Khadakwasla Lake that is the principle source of water for Pune and its suburbs. In the area of Khadakwasla Dam is the National Defence Academy NDA, the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology DIAT, the College of Military Engineering, Pune CME, Dapodi and Central Water and Power Research Station CWPRS. A few kilometres to the south lies Sinhagad Fort; the dual dams of Panshet and Varasgaon, which specially supply water for irrigation but additionally feed into Khadakwasla Lake, lie simply 8 km due west of the backwaters of Khadakwasla Lake.
Khadakwasla Dam burst at 7:30 am on 12 July 1961, causing the finest ever disaster to strike Pune. It became not blown up, as a few were led to believe, it absolutely collapsed at the factor of finest impulsive force, not able to face up to the destructive forces generated by using 3 instances the quantity of water gushing in from upstream than it became meant to keep at peak ability as placid water.