Upparu Dam, Dharapuram, Tirupur
Upparu Dam is situated in Dharapuram Taluk in an extent of 445.3 Acres. It is an earthen dam constructed across upper river in Cauvery basin in Dhasarpatti of an earthen portion of 7400 feet (2256 m) length with a masonry portion of 118 feet long to accommodate the surplus regulator consisting of 3 spars fitted with lift gats.
The gross capacity of reservoir at F.R.L. is 572 Mcft. Re total annual useful storage for 2 ½ filling would be 1330 Mcft. There are two canal sluice provided one on each flank of the drainage course from which the two canals take off. The right flank canal runs for length of 12.47 km and the left flank canal for a length of 17.29 km. The total ayacut localized under this scheme around 6060 acre (2448.150 hectares).