Da Gama Dam

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Da Gama Dam
Official nameDa Gama Dam
LocationMpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates25°8′30″S 31°1′1″E / 25.14167°S 31.01694°E / -25.14167; 31.01694Coordinates: 25°8′30″S 31°1′1″E / 25.14167°S 31.01694°E / -25.14167; 31.01694
Opening date1971
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill, gravity
ImpoundsWitwaters River
Height36 m
Length238 m
CreatesDa Gama Dam Reservoir
Total capacity13 578 000 m³
Surface area128.9 ha

Da Gama Dam, is an earthfill/gravity-type dam on the Witwaters River, near White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1971 and its main purpose is for irrigation. Its hazard potential has been ranked to be high.[1]

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  1. ^ Woodhouse, Philip (December 1995). "Water Rights and Rural Restructuring in South Africa: A Case Study from Eastern Transvaal". International Journal of Water Resources Development. 11 (4): 527–544. doi:10.1080/07900629550042182. ISSN 0790-0627.