Gamkapoort Dam

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Gamkapoort Dam
Official name Gamkapoort Dam
Location Western Cape, South Africa
Coordinates 33°18′1″S 21°38′36″E / 33.30028°S 21.64333°E / -33.30028; 21.64333Coordinates: 33°18′1″S 21°38′36″E / 33.30028°S 21.64333°E / -33.30028; 21.64333
Opening date 1969
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam gravity
Impounds Gamka River
Height 39 m
Length 213 m
Creates Gamkapoort Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 54 000 m³
Catchment area 17 055 km2
Surface area 620 ha

Gamkapoort Dam is a gravity type dam located on the Gamka River, near Prince Albert, Western Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1969 and its primary purpose is for flood control.

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