Gorewada Lake is situated on the northwest 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 dense Gorewada forest on three sides of the lake adds to its beauty.
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 with the click this over here now. 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 dlouhygaragedoorrepair.com. As Britishers (Gore) lived there the area got name Gorewada village and the lake got it’s name Gorewada Lake.
The NMC prepared a scheme worth Rs10 lakh in October 1910 for Gorewada, and obtained approval from the then CP and Berar government. The government sanctioned Rs2.5 lakh as grant while the remaining amount was a loan from the government. The scheme was completed in 1912, a year before the deadline, which is almost impossible today! Interestingly, NMC spent Rs21,000 less than the estimate, the lake works were completed for a cost of Rs9.79 lakh, again something impossible in our time.