Doring River Dam

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Doring River Dam
Official nameDoring River Dam
LocationEastern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates31°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 date1971
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearthfill
ImpoundsDoring River
Height27.5 m
Length513.2 m
CreatesDoring River Dam Reservoir
Total capacity19 690 000 m³
Catchment area295 km2
Surface area367 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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