Buffeljags Dam

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Buffeljags Dam
Official name Buffeljags Dam
Country South Africa
Location near Swellendam, Western Cape
Coordinates 34°00′37.1″S 20°33′11.8″E / 34.010306°S 20.553278°E / -34.010306; 20.553278Coordinates: 34°00′37.1″S 20°33′11.8″E / 34.010306°S 20.553278°E / -34.010306; 20.553278
Purpose Irrigation
Opening date 1967
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Combination gravity and earth fill dam
Impounds Buffeljags River
Height 24 m
Length 335 m
Creates Buffeljags Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 5 200 000 m3
Surface area 129 ha

Buffeljags Dam is a gravity/earth-fill type dam on the Buffeljags River, near Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1967 and renovated in 1983. Its primary purpose today is for irrigation use.

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