Da Gama Dam

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Da Gama Dam
Official name Da Gama Dam
Location Mpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates 25°8′30″S 31°1′1″E / 25.14167°S 31.01694°E / -25.14167; 31.01694
Opening date 1971
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam earth-fill, gravity
Impounds Witwaters River
Height 36 m
Length 238 m
Reservoir
Creates Da Gama Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 13 578 000 m³
Surface area 128.9 ha

Da Gama Dam, is an earthfill/gravity-type dam on the Witwaters River, near White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1971 and its main purpose is for irrigation. Its hazard potential has been ranked to be high.

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