Albert Falls Dam

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Albert Falls Dam
Official name Albert Falls Dam
Country South Africa
Location Near Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates 29°26′10″S 30°23′18″E / 29.43611°S 30.38833°E / -29.43611; 30.38833Coordinates: 29°26′10″S 30°23′18″E / 29.43611°S 30.38833°E / -29.43611; 30.38833
Purpose Irrigation and domestic
Opening date 1976
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earth fill dam
Impounds Umgeni River
Height 33 metres (108 ft)
Length 2,006 metres (6,581 ft)
Reservoir
Creates Albert Falls Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 290.1 million cubic meters
Surface area 235 hectares (580 acres)

Albert Falls Dam is dam in the Umgeni River, just outside Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was established in 1976. It has a gross capacity of 290.1 million cubic meters and a surface area of 23.521 square kilometres (9.082 sq mi), the dam wall is 33 metres (108 ft) high.

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