Fika-Patso Dam

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Fika-Patso Dam
Official nameFika-Patso Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationPhuthaditjhaba, Free State
Coordinates28°40′21″S 28°51′24″E / 28.67250°S 28.85667°E / -28.67250; 28.85667Coordinates: 28°40′21″S 28°51′24″E / 28.67250°S 28.85667°E / -28.67250; 28.85667
PurposeIndustrial and domestic
Opening date1986
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarth fill dam
ImpoundsNamahadi River
Height60 m
Length300 m
CreatesFika-Patso Dam Reservoir
Total capacity28 000 000 m3
Surface area132 ha

Fika-Patso Dam is a combined earth-fill/rock-fill type dam located on the Namahadi River, the uppermost section of the Elands River, a tributary of the Wilge River.[1]

It is located near Phuthaditjhaba, Free State, South Africa. It was established in 1986 and its primary purpose is water for domestic and industrial usage.[2]

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