Tenughat Dam
Tenughat Dam is located in Jharkhand
Tenughat Dam
Location in Jharkhand
Official nameTenughat Dam
LocationBokaro District, Jharkhand
Coordinates23°43′48″N 85°49′55″E / 23.73000°N 85.83194°E / 23.73000; 85.83194
Construction began1973
Opening date1978 (year of completion)
Owner(s)Government of Jharkhand
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarthfill embankment
ImpoundsDamodar River
Height55 metres (180 ft)
Height (foundation)50.61 meters
Length6,494 metres (21,306 ft)
Spillways60 Feet clear Width
Spillway capacity15989 cubic meters/s
CreatesKhandoli Lake
Total capacity1.021 cubic kms (36.06 tmcft)
Active capacity1.00 cubic km (35.32 tmcft)

Tenughat Dam (Hindi: तेनूघाट बांध) is an earthfill dam with composite masonry cum concrete spillway across the Damodar River at Tenughat in Petarwar block of Bokaro district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.


Cities, towns and locations in Bokaro district in North Chotanagpur Division
M: municipal town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, F: Factory, A: Coal Mining Area
Abbreviation used: TPS – Thermal Power Station
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Tenughat Dam is located at 23°43′48″N 85°49′55″E / 23.73000°N 85.83194°E / 23.73000; 85.83194.


Damodar Basin

The Damodar River Valley Project on the Damodar River and its principal tributary, the Barakar River, is located in eastern India. The four main multipurpose dams located at Tilaiya, Konar, Maithon and Panchet were commissioned during 1953–1959. In addition, a single purpose reservoir on the main stream, the Damodar, at Tenughat (with live storage 224 million m3 and without provision for flood storage) was constructed later in 1974.[1] While the four earlier dams are controlled by Damodar Valley Corporation, Tenughat Dam is controlled by the Government of Jharkhand.[2]

The dam

The 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) long, 55 metres (180 ft) high earthfill embankment dam with composite masonry cum concrete spillway and undersluice structures, concrete diaphragm cut-off wall, rock excavation in foundation, diversion channel, coffer dam and appurtenant works at Tenughat was built for supply of water to Bokaro Steel Plant and the Bokaro industrial area.[3][4][5]


Union tourism ministry's proposal to boost tourism in each district, Bokaro district has zeroed in on the Tenughat dam area to be developed into a tourist centre.[6]


  1. ^ Debasri Roy; Sandip Mukherjee; Balaram Bose. "Regulation of a multipurpose reservoir system: Damodar Valley, India" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  2. ^ "Integrated Flood Management Case Study1 India: Flood Management – Damodar River Basin" (PDF). World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  3. ^ Kumar, C.P. "Fresh Water Resources: A Perspective". Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  4. ^ "Expertise". Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  5. ^ "Tenughat Dam". india9. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  6. ^ "Tenughat set to get a facelift - Rs 1.42 crore tourism proposal sent to Centre". Retrieved 2010-06-08.[dead link]