Tabbowa Wewa Reservoir
The Tabbowa Wewa (also written as Thabbowa, Thabbova, Tabbova) is a ancient irrigation system in the Mee (Mi) Oya basin, constructed by damming the Nanneri Oya, a major tributary of the Mee Oya , for irrigation purposes. The reservoir was restored between 1913-1925 and then again in 1969. The Tank covers an area of of 461 hectares (4.6 sq. kilometers) at full capacity.
There is not much evidence on its construction and its history. However it is believed built by King Kawantissa.
Irrespective of the time in which it was built, Tabbowa Wewa holds a timeless significance as an irrigation lifeline. R. L. Brohier has quoted from a chronicle from ancient Sath Korale on Tabbowa.
Specifications of Tabbowa Wewa
- Catchment 384 Sq. Km.
- Length of Dam 1910 m.
- Height of Dam 9 m.
- Capacity 19 millions cu. m