About Ujjani Dam
Ujjani Dam is a picturesque dam located in the Solapur district of Maharashtra. It is constructed on the Bhima River, which is a tributary of the Krishna River. The dam is set against a beautiful green landscape.
The Bhima River originates in the Bhimashankar hills in the Western Ghats. The dam was constructed across the river for irrigation purposes, obtaining drinking water supply and generating hydroelectricity. The reservoir formed by the dam has a huge water storing capacity. The Ujjani Reservoir is one of the largest backwaters in India. It attracts a large number of migratory birds. Above 100 species of flamingoes and cormorants have been reported here. Some of the key species are: greater flamingos, pheasant-tailed jacana, painted stork, moorhen, small pratincole and pied kingfisher.