7 Dams to explore in Jharkhand
Jharkhand which came into being on 15 November 2000 as the 28th State of the Union is the homeland of the tribals who had dreamed of a separate state for a long time. Jharkhand is bound by West Bengal in the east, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the west, Bihar in the north and Odisha in the south. There are many scenic attractions in the State.
Chandil Dam standing on the Subarnarekha River is a place of scenic beauty. This dam is one of the most visited places of jharkhand. The museum located close to the Chandil dam has scripts written on rocks,which are 2000 years old.
The dam site highlights wonderful green environment and a lot of oceanic creatures. This normal site is scene for some school excursions and natural visits. This dam assumes a fundamental part in obliging the water prerequisites of the steel plant and in addition families of this area.Jharkhand, is a standout amongst the most popular designed wonders of the district.
Khandoli dam is a dam located 10 km North-East of Giridih town towards Bengabad in Jharkhand, India. Khandoli is also a village at the foot of the Khandoli hill. The reservoir of the Khandoli dam provides water supply to more than one lakh residents of the Giridih town. It is an important tourist spot in the state of Jharkhand.
Maithon Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Barakar River in Jharkhand, India. The dam forms the Maithon Reservoir, which covers an area of 65 square kilometers. The dam is used for power generation and irrigation. As of 2016, the dam has a capacity of 60 MW. It is 4,789 meters long and 50 meters high. The dam has been credited with reducing flooding in the region.
Massanjore Dam is a hydropower generating dam over the Mayurakshi River located at Massanjore near Dumka in the state of Jharkhand, India. The Massanjore dam (also called Canada Dam), across the Mayurakshi, was commissioned in 1955. It was formally inaugurated by Lester B. Pearson, Foreign Minister of Canada. The Mayyrakshi River at the dam site has a catchment area of 1869 sq.km.
Panchet Dam was the last of the four multi-purpose dams included in the first phase of the Damodar Valley Corporation. It was constructed across the Damodar River at Panchet in Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand, and opened in 1959.
The dam was made to store water of Nalkari River; this is the main attraction of Patratu. One can see flying fishes during sunrise by sitting at the coast of the Dam. Very few people know there is a tunnel below the dam which connects two villages of Patratu named Labga and Hariharpur. Due to security reasons it has been closed for everyone. Boating has been started from 14 January 2010 on dam.