Damani Dam

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Damani Dam
Official nameDamani Dam
LocationLimpopo, South Africa
Coordinates22°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 date1991
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearthfill
ImpoundsMbwedi River
Height35 m
CreatesDamani Dam Reservoir
Total capacity11 000 000 m³
Surface area130 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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