Binfield Park Dam

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Binfield Park Dam
Official nameBinfield Park Dam
CountryEastern Cape, South Africa
LocationAmathole Mountains
Coordinates32°41′13″S 26°54′16″E / 32.68694°S 26.90444°E / -32.68694; 26.90444Coordinates: 32°41′13″S 26°54′16″E / 32.68694°S 26.90444°E / -32.68694; 26.90444
PurposeIrrigation, drinking water
Opening date1986 (established)
1987 (commissioned)
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity dam
ImpoundsTyhume River
Height60 m (200 ft)
Length1,555 m (5,102 ft)
CreatesBinfield Park Dam Reservoir
Total capacity36.83×10^6 m3 (1.301×10^9 cu ft)
Surface area187 ha (460 acres)

Binfield Park Dam is a dam on the Tyhume River, near Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1986, and commissioned in 1987.

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