Damani Dam

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Damani Dam
Official name Damani Dam
Location Limpopo, South Africa
Coordinates 22°50′7″S 30°31′22″E / 22.83528°S 30.52278°E / -22.83528; 30.52278Coordinates: 22°50′7″S 30°31′22″E / 22.83528°S 30.52278°E / -22.83528; 30.52278
Opening date 1991
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam earthfill
Impounds Mbwedi River
Height 35 m
Creates Damani Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 11 000 000 m³
Surface area 130 ha

Damani Dam, is an earth-fill type dam on the Mbwedi River, near Thohoyandou (former capital of Venda), Limpopo, South Africa. It was established in 1991. Its primary purpose is for industrial and municipal usage. Its hazard potential has been ranked as significant.

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