The Tehri Dam is the tallest dam in India and one of the tallest in the world. It is located on the Bhagirathi River near Tehri in Uttarakhand, India. Phase 1 was completed in 2006, the Tehri Dam withholds a reservoir for irrigation, municipal water supply and the generation of 1,000 megawatts of hydroelectricity. The dam’s 1,000 MW pumped-storage scheme is currently under construction. The height of the Tehri Dam is 260.5 metres and its length is 575 metres.