Ebenezer Dam

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Ebenezer Dam
Official name Ebenezer Dam
Country South Africa
Location Tzaneen, Limpopo
Coordinates 23°56′20″S 29°59′11″E / 23.93889°S 29.98639°E / -23.93889; 29.98639Coordinates: 23°56′20″S 29°59′11″E / 23.93889°S 29.98639°E / -23.93889; 29.98639
Purpose Domestic, agricultural, livestock and recreational purposes
Opening date 1959
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earth fill dam
Impounds Groot Letaba River
Height 61 m (200 ft)
Length 312 m (1,024 ft)
Creates Ebenezer Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 70,118,000 m3 (2.4762×109 cu ft)
Catchment area 169 km2 (65 sq mi)
Surface area 386.2 ha (954 acres)

Ebenezer Dam is an earth-fill type dam on the Groot Letaba River, near Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa. The Broederstroom also flows into the dam. It was established in 1959 and its primary purpose is for municipal and industrial usage. The dam's hazard potential has been ranked to be high.

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