Eikenhof Dam

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Eikenhof Dam
Official name Eikenhof Dam
Location Western Cape, South Africa
Coordinates 34°7′46″S 19°2′5″E / 34.12944°S 19.03472°E / -34.12944; 19.03472Coordinates: 34°7′46″S 19°2′5″E / 34.12944°S 19.03472°E / -34.12944; 19.03472
Opening date 1977
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam earth-fill
Impounds Palmiet River
Height 47 m
Length 300 m
Creates Eikenhof Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 29 000 000 m³
Surface area 270 ha

Eikenhof Dam is an earth-fill type dam on the Palmiet River, near Grabouw, Western Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1977. The primary purpose of the dam is for irrigation use and its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

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