Glen Alpine Dam

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Glen Alpine Dam
Official name Glen Alpine Dam
Location Limpopo, South Africa
Coordinates 23°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 date 1968
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam gravity & earth-fill
Impounds Mogalakwena River
Height 28 m
Length 1171 m
Creates Glen Alpine Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 18 900 000 m³
Catchment area 11 289 km2
Surface area 465.3 ha

Glen Alpine Dam is a combined gravity and earth-fill type dam located on the Mogalakwena River, near Mokopane, 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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