Located about 75 kms from Bokaro, it falls on Bokaro-Ramgarh Road (NH-33), via Gola. You take a right turn from Petarwar More, to reach this tranquil dam. Constructed in 1980, on River Damodar, it is 166 feet high, with an expanse of 30 sq. kms. It is an ideal site for boating and is frequented by picnickers particularly during the winters, the dam is the major source of water for the Bokaro Steel plant, which is fed through a 29 km long canal. About 15 kms away from the dam is the Tenughat Thermal Power Station at Lalpania.
The petarwar More, which is centrally located, can be reached through buses traveling from Bokaro-Ramgarh or Ranchi. From Petarwar there are easily available trekkers taking you to Tenughat, which is 20 kms away. Also, on the Dhanbad-Ranchi rail route lies the Tenughat station, from where the site can be easily reached.
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