Emmarentia Dam

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Emmarentia Dam
South-Africa Johannesburg Botanical Garden-013.jpg
Emmarentia Dam is located in South Africa
Emmarentia Dam
Location of Emmarentia Dam
Official name Emmarentia Dam
Country South Africa
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng
Coordinates 26°09′01″S 28°00′21″E / 26.15028°S 28.00583°E / -26.15028; 28.00583Coordinates: 26°09′01″S 28°00′21″E / 26.15028°S 28.00583°E / -26.15028; 28.00583[1]
Purpose Recreational, wildlife
Opening date 1912
Owner(s) City of Johannesburg
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earth fill dam
Impounds Braamfontein Spruit
Reservoir
Creates Emmarentia Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 250 Megalitre[1]
Surface area 9 hectares (0.090 km2)[1]
Bridge carries traffic on Olifants Road

Emmarentia Dam is a dam in Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa. There are several dams that make up Emmarentia Dam, despite its allusion to the singular.[citation needed]

The Johannesburg Botanical Garden is on the western shore of the dam.[2]

The eastern shore consists of woodlands, natural grass areas used for picnics, braais (barbecues) and dog walking, a tea room and the Dabulamanzi canoe club.

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  1. ^ a b c "List of Registered Dams - September 2009". Department of Water Affairs. September 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Johannesburg Botanical Gardens". Johannesburg City Parks. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 

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