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Jayakwadi Dam

The Jayakwadi Dam is one of the largest dam of the state of Maharashtra, in India. It is conveniently located in the Jayakwadi village of Aurangabad. The Jayakwadi project is used primarily to irrigate agricultural land of drought-prone site of Marathwada combined with the surrounding area. It comprises of a garden referred to as Dnyaneshwar Udyan and is one of the largest garden in the state. Interestingly, it is also home to a a bird sanctuary which makes it a paradise for bird watchers. This sanctuary is home to a huge number of species of both resident and migrant birds. Nath Sagar jalashay is the reservoir formed by Jayakwadi Dam. The project of Jayakwadi is one of the largest irrigation projects in the state of Maharashtra. The dam is known to irrigate the cultivable area of 237,452 hectares within the districts of Aurangabad, Beed, Jalna, Ahmednagar and Parbhani. The aquatic vegetation of this dam houses species of Spirogyra, Chara, Hydrilla, Potamogeton, and Vallisneria.

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