Allemanskraal Dam

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Allemanskraal Dam
Official nameAllemanskraal Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationFree State
Coordinates28°17′15″S 27°9′1″E / 28.28750°S 27.15028°E / -28.28750; 27.15028Coordinates: 28°17′15″S 27°9′1″E / 28.28750°S 27.15028°E / -28.28750; 27.15028
Opening date1960
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity dam
ImpoundsSand River
Height38 m (125 ft)
Length140 m (460 ft)
CreatesAllemanskraal Dam Reservoir
Total capacity174,500 m3 (6,160,000 cu ft)
Surface area265 ha (650 acres)

The Allemanskraal Dam is a dam in the Free State province of South Africa, on the Sand River. It was established in 1960. The reservoir has a gross capacity of 174,500 cubic metres (6,160,000 cu ft), and a surface area of 26.481 square kilometres (10.224 sq mi), the dam wall is 38 metres (125 ft) high.

The dam is completely surrounded by, and forms part of the Willem Pretorius Game Reserve.

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