The Ghataprabha, a major tributary of the River Krishna, emerges at a height of 1020m, in the Western Ghats, near Ambi. The river then flows eastwards for a distance of 283 kms, before it joins the River Krishna at Kudalasangama, in Bijapur District.
The Krishna, then drops 53m at the famous Gokak falls. The Powerhouse located at the head works of the Ghataprabha multi purpose Dam on the right bank of the river has an installed capacity of 32 MW and an annual yield of 131MU. The generation is from releases for irrigation purposes.