The great tank and embankment at Cumbum on the Gundlakamma River. March 1794
The tank at Cumbum in Andhra Pradesh was formed by damming a gorge through which the Gundlakamma River flows. The traditional belief is that the tank was built by the sage Jamadagni; it is also said to have been constructed or considerably improved by the Gajapatis of Kalinga in the 15th century and to have been restored later by the Vijayanagar princess Varadarajamma. The dam is 57 feet high; it has a drainage area of 430 square miles and a capacity of 3,696 million feet.