Boegoeberg Dam

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Boegoeberg Dam
Official name Boegoeberg Dam
Country South Africa
Location near Prieska, Northern Cape
Coordinates 29°2′30″S 22°12′13″E / 29.04167°S 22.20361°E / -29.04167; 22.20361Coordinates: 29°2′30″S 22°12′13″E / 29.04167°S 22.20361°E / -29.04167; 22.20361
Purpose Irrigation
Construction began 1926
Opening date 1933
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity dam
Impounds Orange River
Height 11 m
Length 622 m
Creates Boegoeberg Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 19 895 000 m³
Surface area 742 ha

Boegoeberg Dam is a gravity type dam on the Orange River, near Prieska, Northern Cape, South Africa. Building was started in 1926 and completed by 1933. Boegoeberg is named for the small tree Croton gratissimus, also known as Bergboegoe.[1] Its primary purpose is for irrigation and it has a low hazard potential.

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  1. ^ Medicinal Plants of South Africa - van Wyk et al.