Groendal Dam

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Groendal Dam
Official nameGroendal Dam
LocationEastern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates33°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 date1934
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damarch
ImpoundsZwartkops River
Height51 m
Length125 m
CreatesGroendal Dam Reservoir
Total capacity12 100 000 m³
Surface area92 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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