De Hoop Dam

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De Hoop Dam
Official nameDe Hoop Dam
LocationWestern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates32°27′5″S 24°25′23.6″E / 32.45139°S 24.423222°E / -32.45139; 24.423222Coordinates: 32°27′5″S 24°25′23.6″E / 32.45139°S 24.423222°E / -32.45139; 24.423222
Opening date1938
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsKamdeboo River
Height21 m
Length128 m
CreatesDe Hoop Dam Reservoir
Total capacity16 500 000 m³

De Hoop Dam is a dam on the Kamdeboo River, near Graaf-Reinet, Western Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1938 and its primary purpose is for irrigation.

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