Bivane Dam

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Bivane Dam
Bivane dam wall at night - panoramio.jpg
The dam wall lit at night
Official nameBivane Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationNear Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates27°31′10″S 31°3′15″E / 27.51944°S 31.05417°E / -27.51944; 31.05417Coordinates: 27°31′10″S 31°3′15″E / 27.51944°S 31.05417°E / -27.51944; 31.05417
PurposeIrrigation and domestic use
Opening date2000
Owner(s)Impala User Association
Dam and spillways
Type of damArch dam
ImpoundsBivane River
Height72 m (236 ft)
Length180 m (590 ft)
CreatesBivane Dam Reservoir
Total capacity115,000,000 m3 (4.1×109 cu ft)

Bivane Dam (formerly known as the Paris Dam) is an arch type dam on the Bivane River, near Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was established in 2000. Its primary purpose is for irrigation and domestic use. The owner is the Impala User Association.

Its hazard potential is ranked category 3.


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