Gokak Falls not yet at its grandeur

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The Gokak falls is not yet flowing with its original grandeur thanks to the late monsoons.

Photo taken on 21-07-2014
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After a long winding course, the Ghataprabha river takes a leap of 52 metres (171 ft) over the sand-stone cliff amidst a picturesque gorge of the rugged valley, resembling Niagara Falls on a smaller scale. The waterfall is horse shoe shaped at the crest, with a flood breadth of 177 metres (581 ft). During rainy season, the thick reddish brown water sweeps far over the brink of the cliff with a dull roar that can be heard from some distance. There is a hanging bridge across the river, measuring about 201 metres (659 ft). Its height above the rock bed is 14 metres (46 ft). There is an old electricity generation station and electricity was generated here for the first time in 1887.

Photo: Prasad Prabhu


1 thought on “Gokak Falls not yet at its grandeur”

  1. Can you throw some light as to the present situation of the water level in Hidkal dam and also with the inflow in the dam with rain around.


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