The dam has a power project with the capacity of 12 MU annually. The lake created by the reservoir covers an area of about 582 ha. The catchment area of the dam forms the forests of Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.
Peppara is in Nedumangad taluk, about 40 km from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station. The place is easily accessible from Vithura on Thiruvananthapuram-Ponmudi road.
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