Retain and conserve if possible: endeavour to conserve the significance of the place through the provisions of the town planning scheme; photographically record the place prior to any major redevelopment or demolition. The Jundoo Dam has historic significance for its association with the Mount Magnet-Sandstone railway line. It has further social significance as a popular recreational destination for local Sandstone residents. Situated approximately 34 kms west of Sandstone, the Jundoo Dam is a large earth dam which, at the time of assessment was full of water from recent rains. The dam has a long slip way which extends to a nearby creek which had a barrier to divert water into the dam. There was a timber jetty which extended from the west side of the dam however no evidence of it remains.
A dam is a human-made structure that is primarily used to hold back water. Dams are constructed for many purposes, including reservoir creation, flood prevention, irrigation, and hydroelectric power. Today, there are almost 50, large dams in use worldwide. The United States has the second largest number of dams in the world at 5,, and China has the most with a whopping 19, The United States has 50 major dams — the most in the world. But before we had the Hoover Dam or any of the other major dams of today, our ancestors had to learn about dam engineering, and some of that was done through trial and error.
The purpose of the dam, the tallest in Okinawa, is water supply and flood control. Army Corps of Engineers began constructing the dam in After the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands returned administration of Okinawa back to Japan in , construction became the responsibility of the Japanese government.