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
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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