Bon Accord Dam

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Bon Accord Dam
Bon Accorddam, Pretoria.jpg
Official name Bon Accord Dam
Country South Africa
Location Pretoria, Gauteng
Coordinates 25°37′45″S 28°11′22″E / 25.62917°S 28.18944°E / -25.62917; 28.18944Coordinates: 25°37′45″S 28°11′22″E / 25.62917°S 28.18944°E / -25.62917; 28.18944
Purpose Irrigation, drinking water
Opening date 1923
Owner(s) Tshwane Metro
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earth fill dam
Impounds Apies River
Height 17 m
Length 1167 m
Creates Bon Accord Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 4 290 000 m³
Surface area 144 ha

Bon Accord Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Apies River, some 15 km north of Pretoria. The dam comprises an earth embankment with a side spillway. The catchment area of the dam is 315 km² and comprises primarily the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipal area in Gauteng, South Africa. It was established in 1923 and its main purpose is irrigation.

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