Elandskloof Dam

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Elandskloof Dam
Official name Elandskloof Dam
Country South Africa
Location Villiersdorp, Western Cape
Coordinates 33°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
Purpose Irrigation and domestic
Opening date 1976
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity dam
Impounds Elands River
Height 65 m
Length 165 m
Creates Elandskloof Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 11 500 000 m³
Catchment area 50 km2
Surface area 70 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).

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