Glen Alpine Dam

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Glen Alpine Dam
Official nameGlen Alpine Dam
LocationBochum, Limpopo South Africa
Coordinates23°11′30″S 28°41′5″E / 23.19167°S 28.68472°E / -23.19167; 28.68472Coordinates: 23°11′30″S 28°41′5″E / 23.19167°S 28.68472°E / -23.19167; 28.68472
Opening date1968
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damgravity & earth-fill
ImpoundsMogalakwena River
Height28 m
Length1171 m
CreatesGlen Alpine Dam Reservoir
Total capacity18 900 000 m³
Catchment area11 289 km2
Surface area465.3 ha

Glen Alpine Dam is a combined gravity and earth-fill type dam located on the Mogalakwena River, near Ga-Mankgodi, Bochum Limpopo, South Africa. It was established in 1968 and its main purpose is for irrigation use. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked as high (3).

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