Mettur Dam also known as Stanely’s Dam is a 1700 m long dam; located across the river Cauvery, constructed in the year 1934. It is a beautiful and relaxing picnic spot. There is a nice park opposite the dam with lawns and children’s play area with children’s play equipment. The dam provides irrigation facilities for 2.75 lakh acres of farmland in parts of Salem, the length of Erode, Namakkal, Karur, Tiruchirappalli and Thanjavur district. Hydro Electric and Thermal Power Stations are also located in this town. The 75 ft Platinum Jubilee Tower at Mettur Dam serves as a good view tower.