Driekoppies Dam

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Driekoppies Dam
Official nameDriekoppies Dam
LocationSouth Africa
Coordinates25°43′0″S 31°32′25″E / 25.71667°S 31.54028°E / -25.71667; 31.54028Coordinates: 25°43′0″S 31°32′25″E / 25.71667°S 31.54028°E / -25.71667; 31.54028
Opening date1998
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damgravity, earth-fill
ImpoundsKomati River
Height50 m
Length2340 m
CreatesLake Matsamo
Total capacity251 000 000 m3
Surface area1870 ha

Driekoppies Dam is a gravity/earth-fill type dam on the Lomati River, near Malelane, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1998 and its primary purpose is for irrigation.

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