Gamkapoort Dam

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Gamkapoort Dam
Official nameGamkapoort Dam
LocationWestern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates33°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 date1969
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damgravity
ImpoundsGamka River
Height39 m
Length213 m
CreatesGamkapoort Dam Reservoir
Total capacity54 000 m³
Catchment area17 055 km2
Surface area620 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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