Greater Brandvlei Dam

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Greater Brandvlei Dam
Official nameGreater Brandvlei Dam
LocationWestern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates33°42′1″S 19°27′46″E / 33.70028°S 19.46278°E / -33.70028; 19.46278Coordinates: 33°42′1″S 19°27′46″E / 33.70028°S 19.46278°E / -33.70028; 19.46278
Opening date1983
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
ImpoundsBreede River
Height21.5 m
Length1250 m
CreatesGreater Brandvlei Dam Reservoir
Total capacity459 000 000 m³
Catchment area64 km2
Surface area4110 ha

Greater Brandvlei Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on a tributary of the Breede River, near Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa. It was formed by joining the original Brandvlei Dam (Lake Marais) and the Kwaggaskloof Dam after reconstruction in 1989. Its main purpose is for irrigation use and the hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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