Also called Kamthikhairy Dam, Pench Dam is an earthfill dam on the Pench river near Nagpur in state of Maharashtra in India. Situated deep within the Pench National Park, most of the wildlife is found around this water-body and often visited by animals to quench thirst. During summer however, the Pench River dries out leaving behind small pools of water here-and-there that are locally known as ‘doh’ or ‘khassa’. The Pench Reservoir at the centre of this National Park is the only major water source during the pinch season. This large water-body with numerous islands is home to many water-birds and provides for a magical setting for the pedal-boats, row-boats and motor-boats available for tourists.
Also utilized for irrigation and water supply purposes, Pench Reservoir is an important feature of the landscape.
Specifications: The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 32 m (105 ft) while the length is 1,876 m (6,155 ft). The volume content is 4,928 km3 (1,182 cu mi) and gross storage capacity is 230,000.00 km3 (55,179.93 cu mi).