Disaneng Dam

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Disaneng Dam
Official nameDisaneng Dam
LocationNorth West, South Africa
Coordinates25°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 date1980
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearthfill
ImpoundsMolopo River
Height17 m
Length780 m
CreatesDisaneng Dam Reservoir
Total capacity17 400 000 m³
Surface area435.9 ha

Disaneng Dam, is an earth-fill type dam on the Molopo River in the Ratlou Local Municipality, near to the border of the Mahikeng Local Municipality and not far from 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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