Situated right in the heart of the national park, Udawalawe reservoir consists of a dam and a hydro power station. Built across the Walawe river, this dam provides irrigation to many agricultural lands surrounding the area while also supplying valuable power to the national power grid.

HIGHLIGHTS

It is a major construction which provides irrigation facilities to human habitats and cultivation

This dam is used to generate hydroelectric power (electricity produced from hydropower

This reservoir was created by constructing the Udawalawe Dam in order to impound the water from the Walawe River

It supplies a valuable amount of power to the national power grid through the hydro power station of the reservoir