Doorndraai Dam

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Doorndraai Dam
Official nameDoorndraai Dam
LocationLimpopo, South Africa
Coordinates24°16′45″S 28°46′1″E / 24.27917°S 28.76694°E / -24.27917; 28.76694Coordinates: 24°16′45″S 28°46′1″E / 24.27917°S 28.76694°E / -24.27917; 28.76694
Opening date1952 (renovated in 1974)
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dambuttress
ImpoundsSterk River
Height28 m
Length236 m
CreatesDoorndraai Dam Reservoir
Total capacity46 500 000 m³
Catchment area595 km2
Surface area560.6 ha

Doorndraai Dam is a buttress type dam on the Sterk River, Mogalakwena River basin, located near Mokopane, Limpopo, South Africa. It was established in 1952 and has been renovated in 1974. Its primary purpose is for municipal and industrial use. The hazard potential is ranked to be high.

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