Egmont Dam

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Egmont Dam
Official name Egmont Dam
Location Free State, South Africa
Coordinates 30°02′55.4″S 27°02′22.7″E / 30.048722°S 27.039639°E / -30.048722; 27.039639Coordinates: 30°02′55.4″S 27°02′22.7″E / 30.048722°S 27.039639°E / -30.048722; 27.039639
Opening date 1937
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam arch
Impounds Witte Spruit
Height 24 m
Length 107 m
Creates Egmont Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 9 784 000 m³
Catchment area 310 km2
Surface area 244.2 ha

Egmont Dam is an arch type dam on the Witte Spruit, near Van Stadensrus, Free State, South Africa. It was established in 1937 and its main purpose is for irrigation use. The hazard potential of the dam is ranked to be high (3).

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