Armenia Dam

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Armenia Dam
Official name Armenia Dam
Country South Africa
Location Hobhouse, Free State
Coordinates 29°22′15″S 27°8′1″E / 29.37083°S 27.13361°E / -29.37083; 27.13361Coordinates: 29°22′15″S 27°8′1″E / 29.37083°S 27.13361°E / -29.37083; 27.13361
Purpose Irrigation
Opening date 1954
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earth fill dam
Impounds Leeu River
Height 22 m (72 ft)
Length 110 m (360 ft)
Creates Armenia Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 13,000 m3 (460,000 cu ft)
Surface area 393 ha (970 acres)

Armenia Dam is a dam in the Leeu River, near Hobhouse, Free State province, South Africa. It was established in 1954. It has a capacity of 13,000 cubic metres (460,000 cu ft), and a surface area of 3.933 square kilometres (1.519 sq mi), the wall is 22 metres (72 ft) high.

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