Albert Falls Dam

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Albert Falls Dam
Albert Falls Dam is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Albert Falls Dam
Location of Albert Falls Dam in KwaZulu-Natal
Official nameAlbert Falls Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationNear Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates29°26′10″S 30°23′18″E / 29.43611°S 30.38833°E / -29.43611; 30.38833Coordinates: 29°26′10″S 30°23′18″E / 29.43611°S 30.38833°E / -29.43611; 30.38833
PurposeIrrigation and domestic
Opening date1976
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarth fill dam
ImpoundsUmgeni River
Height33 metres (108 ft)
Length2,006 metres (6,581 ft)
CreatesAlbert Falls Dam Reservoir
Total capacity290.1 million cubic metres (10.24×10^9 cu ft)
Surface area2,350 hectares (5,800 acres)

Albert Falls Dam is a dam in the Umgeni River, just outside Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was established in 1976. It has a gross capacity of 290.1 million cubic meters and a surface area of 23.521 square kilometres (9.082 sq mi), the dam wall is 33 metres (108 ft) high.

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Lots of people make use of this dam for fishing, swimming,boating, waterskiing, kneeboarding, sailing, and other water activities. The water is brown and murky.