Ebenezer Dam

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Ebenezer Dam
Official nameEbenezer Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationTzaneen, Limpopo
Coordinates23°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
PurposeDomestic, agricultural, livestock and recreational purposes
Opening date1959
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarth fill dam
ImpoundsGroot Letaba River
Height61 m (200 ft)
Length312 m (1,024 ft)
CreatesEbenezer Dam Reservoir
Total capacity70,118,000 m3 (2.4762×109 cu ft)
Catchment area169 km2 (65 sq mi)
Surface area386.2 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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