Doring River Dam

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Doring River Dam
Official name Doring River Dam
Location Eastern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates 31°30′47″S 27°20′30″E / 31.51306°S 27.34167°E / -31.51306; 27.34167Coordinates: 31°30′47″S 27°20′30″E / 31.51306°S 27.34167°E / -31.51306; 27.34167
Opening date 1971
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam earthfill
Impounds Doring River
Height 27.5 m
Length 513.2 m
Creates Doring River Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 19 690 000 m³
Catchment area 295 km2
Surface area 367 ha

Doring River Dam is an earth-fill type dam on the Doring River, near Indwe, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1971. Primarily it serves for domestic use and industrial purposes and its hazard potential has been ranked high.

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