Bloemhoek Dam

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Bloemhoek Dam
Official nameBloemhoek Dam
LocationFree State, South Africa
Coordinates27°38′1″S 27°17′0″E / 27.63361°S 27.28333°E / -27.63361; 27.28333Coordinates: 27°38′1″S 27°17′0″E / 27.63361°S 27.28333°E / -27.63361; 27.28333
Opening date1976
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
ImpoundsJordaan Spruit
Height26 m
Length1251 m
Reservoir
CreatesBloemhoek Dam Reservoir
Total capacity26 400 m3
Surface area370 ha

Bloemhoek Dam, is an earth-fill type dam located on a small river called Jordaan Spruit close to Kroonstad, Free State, province South Africa. It is part of the Vals River System. The Serfontein Dam, which is almost completely silted-up, releases water directly into the Vals River from where it is pumped into the Bloemhoek Dam, for supply to the urban area of Kroonstad. Its main purpose is for municipal and industrial use.

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