Elandskloof Dam

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Elandskloof dam flowing into theewaterskloof dam.png
Elandskloof Dam
Official nameElandskloof Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationVilliersdorp, Western Cape
Coordinates33°57′1″S 19°17′1″E / 33.95028°S 19.28361°E / -33.95028; 19.28361Coordinates: 33°57′1″S 19°17′1″E / 33.95028°S 19.28361°E / -33.95028; 19.28361
PurposeIrrigation and domestic
Opening date1976
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity dam
ImpoundsElands River
Height65 m
Length165 m
CreatesElandskloof Dam Reservoir
Total capacity11 500 000 m³
Catchment area50 km2
Surface area70 ha

Elandskloof Dam is a gravity type dam located on the Elands River, near Villiersdorp, Western Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1976. The primary purpose of the dam is for irrigation and domestic water supply. Its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

This dam flows into the Theewaterskloof dam, which is a major supplier of drinking water to the city of cape town.

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