Bloemhoek Dam

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Bloemhoek Dam
Official name Bloemhoek Dam
Location Free State, South Africa
Coordinates 27°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 date 1976
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam earth-fill
Impounds Jordaan Spruit
Height 26 m
Length 1251 m
Creates Bloemhoek Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 26 400 m3
Surface area 370 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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