Hazelmere Dam

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Hazelmere Dam
Official nameHazelmere Dam
LocationKwazulu Natal, South Africa
Coordinates29°36′00″S 31°2′30″E / 29.60000°S 31.04167°E / -29.60000; 31.04167Coordinates: 29°36′00″S 31°2′30″E / 29.60000°S 31.04167°E / -29.60000; 31.04167
Opening date1977
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damconcrete gravity
ImpoundsMdloti River
Height44 m
Length478 m
Reservoir
CreatesHazelmere Dam Reservoir
Total capacity37 133 000 m³
Catchment area376 km2
Surface area189.9 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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