The dam was worked in late 1860s for the Great Indian Peninsular Railway as a wellspring of water for their steam motors. Water from the dam was conveyed to Lonavala, Khandala and the switching station of the railroads by cast-press funnels. In the stormy season, when the Bhushi dam floods, the water streams over a progression of steps and after that over some effectively open rough landscape. The territory and the water make for a fun mix and this is the reason Bhushi dam becomes busy on ends of the week and also amid the occasions. There is a waterfall found near the dam, which is shaped when the water spouts out through the dam amid the storm months. Swimming is confined because of the erratic stream of the water amid the rainstorm months.