Swakoppoort Dam

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Swakoppoort Dam
Official name Swakoppoort Dam
Location Okahandja, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Opening date 1978
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Surface reservoir
Impounds Swakop River
Total capacity 63.489×10^6 m3 (83,040,000 cu yd)
Surface area 7,808 m2 (0.7808 ha)

Swakoppoort Dam is a dam 50 kilometres (31 mi) outside of Okahandja, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia. Completed in 1978, it supplies water to the Navachab mine and the town of Karibib. It dams the Swakop River[1] and has a capacity of 63.489 million cubic metres (83,040,000 cu yd).[2]


  1. ^ Swakoppoort Dam at NamWater.com.na
  2. ^ Menges, Werner; Haidula, Tuyeimo (5 March 2015). "Water worries for Windhoek". The Namibian. p. 1. 

Coordinates: 22°12′43″S 16°31′37″E / 22.212°S 16.527°E / -22.212; 16.527