Disaneng Dam

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Disaneng Dam
Official name Disaneng Dam
Location North West, South Africa
Coordinates 25°49′25″S 25°18′20″E / 25.82361°S 25.30556°E / -25.82361; 25.30556Coordinates: 25°49′25″S 25°18′20″E / 25.82361°S 25.30556°E / -25.82361; 25.30556
Opening date 1980
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam earthfill
Impounds Molopo River
Height 17 m
Length 780 m
Creates Disaneng Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 17 400 000 m³
Surface area 435.9 ha

Disaneng Dam, is an earth-fill type dam on the Molopo River, near Mmabatho, North West, South Africa. It was established in 1980 and its primary purpose is for irrigation.

It offers great fishing opportunities for species such as carp, king carp, tilapia, catfish and recently introduced species of bass which is slowly taking over this dam. At the dam wall, there are huge gathering of migratory birds.

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