Hazelmere Dam

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Hazelmere Dam
Official name Hazelmere Dam
Location Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Coordinates 29°36′1″S 31°2′30″E / 29.60028°S 31.04167°E / -29.60028; 31.04167Coordinates: 29°36′1″S 31°2′30″E / 29.60028°S 31.04167°E / -29.60028; 31.04167
Opening date 1977
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam concrete gravity
Impounds Mdloti River
Height 44 m
Length 478 m
Reservoir
Creates Hazelmere Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 17 858 000 m³
Catchment area 376 km2
Surface area 189.9 ha

Hazelmere Dam is a combined concrete gravity type dam located on the Mdloti River, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. It was established in 1977 and its primary purpose is to serve for irrigation and domestic use. The hazard potential of the dam assembly has been ranked high (3).

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