Buffeljags Dam

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Buffeljags Dam
Official nameBuffeljags Dam
CountrySouth Africa
Locationnear Swellendam, Western Cape
Coordinates34°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
PurposeIrrigation
Opening date1967
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damCombination gravity and earth fill dam
ImpoundsBuffeljags River
Height24 m
Length335 m
Reservoir
CreatesBuffeljags Dam Reservoir
Total capacity5 200 000 m3
Surface area129 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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