Gorewada Lake is situated on the north-west corner of Nagpur city. It is created with a dam 2,350 feet long. In 1912, Gorewada lake was developed by the waterworks department as the primary drinking water source for Nagpur’s 1.01 lakh population.
The lake was later named after Gorewada village since the water supply scheme was constructed near it. The 11 sq mile (17,702.74 sq mt) lake’s catchment area is double that of Ambazari lake. The plan to develop the lake into a reservoir and establish a water supply scheme was drawn up in 1910. NMC, which was a municipal council at that time, decided to develop Gorewada scheme to solve the water crisis prevailing in the city at that time.
The lake was once known as Sita Gondi, as it was said to have been constructed by a woman Sita Gondin during the Gond period. As Britishers (Gore) lived there the area got name Gorewada village and the lake got it’s name Gorewada Lake.