Egmont Dam

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Egmont Dam
Official nameEgmont Dam
LocationFree State, South Africa
Coordinates30°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 date1937
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damarch
ImpoundsWitte Spruit
Height24 m
Length107 m
CreatesEgmont Dam Reservoir
Total capacity9 784 000 m³
Catchment area310 km2
Surface area244.2 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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