Craigie Burn Dam

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Craigie Burn Dam
Official nameCraigie Burn Dam
CountrySouth Africa
Locationnear Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates29°9′47″S 30°17′2″E / 29.16306°S 30.28389°E / -29.16306; 30.28389Coordinates: 29°9′47″S 30°17′2″E / 29.16306°S 30.28389°E / -29.16306; 30.28389
PurposeIrrigation
Opening date1963
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damarch, earth-fill
ImpoundsMnyamvubu River
Height39.9 m
Length262 m
Reservoir
CreatesCraigie Burn Dam Reservoir
Total capacity23 070 000 m³
Surface area207.3 ha

Craigie Burn Dam is an arch/earth-fill type dam located on the Mnyamvubu River, near Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was established in 1963 and its primary purpose is for irrigation usage. Recent assessments however, assign a significant hazard potential to the dam/reservoir which in turn makes the intended use questionable.

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