Eikenhof Dam

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Eikenhof Dam
Official nameEikenhof Dam
LocationWestern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates34°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 date1977
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
ImpoundsPalmiet River
Height47 m
Length300 m
CreatesEikenhof Dam Reservoir
Total capacity29 000 000 m³
Surface area270 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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