Nzhelele Dam

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Nzhelele Dam
Nzhelele Dam is located in South Africa
Nzhelele Dam
Location of Nzhelele Dam
Official name Nzhelele Dam
Country South Africa
Location Limpopo
Coordinates 22°43′30″S 30°05′45″E / 22.72500°S 30.09583°E / -22.72500; 30.09583Coordinates: 22°43′30″S 30°05′45″E / 22.72500°S 30.09583°E / -22.72500; 30.09583
Purpose Irrigation
Opening date 1948
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Arch dam
Impounds Nzhelele River
Height 47 m
Length 91 m
Reservoir
Creates Nzhelele Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 51 234 000 m3
Catchment area 832 km2
Surface area 544.2 ha

Nzhelele Dam (also known as Njelele Dam) is an arch type dam located on the Nzhelele River in Limpopo Province, South Africa. It has a capacity of 55.3 million m3.[1] It was established in 1948.[2] The main purpose of the dam is to serve for irrigation and its hazard potentials has been ranked high (3).

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