Groendal Dam

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Groendal Dam
Official name Groendal Dam
Location Eastern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates 33°42′1″S 25°16′23″E / 33.70028°S 25.27306°E / -33.70028; 25.27306Coordinates: 33°42′1″S 25°16′23″E / 33.70028°S 25.27306°E / -33.70028; 25.27306
Opening date 1934
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam arch
Impounds Zwartkops River
Height 51 m
Length 125 m
Creates Groendal Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 12 100 000 m³
Surface area 92 ha

Groendal Dam is an arch-type dam located on the Zwartskop River, near Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The Dam was constructed in 1933 (commissioned in 1934) and its primary purpose is for municipal and domestic use. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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