The Upper Krishna Project consists of construction of two dams across the river Krishna and a network of canals. The main storage is at Almatti Dam, a few kilometers downstream of the confluence of Ghataprabha River and Krishna river. A lower dam, Narayanpur Dam, situated at Narayanpur a few Kilometer downstream of the confluence of Malaprabha river and Krishna river, will serve as a diversion dam. The Project is planned to be implemented in different Stages and Phases. Stage-I of the project plans to utilise 119 TMC of water to irrigate 4,25,000 Hectares and in Stage-II 54 TMC of water will be utilised, to irrigate 1,97,120 Hectares. The Command areas of drought prone districts of Northern Karnataka viz: Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur, Bijapur and Bagalkot are to be irrigated under UKP Stage-I and II with total utilisaton 173 TMC of water. Already the project of UKP Stage-I and II is almost completed and Irrigation potential 6.08 Lakh Hectares is created.
The Krishna Water Dispute Tribunal - II passed an award for sharing of Krishna Water on 30-12-2010. The allocations made by Krishna Water Dispute Tribunal - II at 65% dependability and for surplus flows among three riparian states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are under:
Out of allocation of 177 TMC of water to the Karnataka State under KWDT - II, 130.90 TMC is the share of Upper Krishna Project Stage - III.