Floriskraal Dam

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Floriskraal Dam
Official nameFloriskraal Dam
LocationWestern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates33°17′30″S 20°59′6″E / 33.29167°S 20.98500°E / -33.29167; 20.98500Coordinates: 33°17′30″S 20°59′6″E / 33.29167°S 20.98500°E / -33.29167; 20.98500
Opening date1957
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damgravity/buttress
ImpoundsBuffels River (Groot River)
Height27 m
Length192 m
CreatesFloriskraal Dam Reservoir
Total capacity50 334 000 m³
Surface area744.7 ha

Floriskraal Dam is a combined gravity and buttress type dam located on the Buffels River, near Laingsburg, Western Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1957.[1] The primary purpose of the dam is to serve for irrigation. Its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

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