Hermitage Dam

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Hermitage Dam
Hermitage Dam is located in Jamaica
Hermitage Dam
Location of Hermitage Dam in Jamaica
Country Jamaica
Location Stony Hill, Saint Andrew Parish
Coordinates 18°5′2.45″N 76°46′12.83″W / 18.0840139°N 76.7702306°W / 18.0840139; -76.7702306Coordinates: 18°5′2.45″N 76°46′12.83″W / 18.0840139°N 76.7702306°W / 18.0840139; -76.7702306
Purpose Municipal water
Status Operational
Construction began 1924
Opening date 1927; 91 years ago (1927)
Owner(s) National Irrigation Commission
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity
Impounds Wag Water River
Height 43 m (141 ft)
Length 142 m (466 ft)
Creates Hermitage Reservoir
Total capacity 1,740,000 m3 (1,410 acre⋅ft)

The Hermitage Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Wag Water River near Stony Hill in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica. The primary purpose of the dam is to provide municipal water to nearby Kingston and Saint Andrew Parish. Construction on the dam began in 1924 and it was inaugurated on 4 May 1927. It is owned by the National Irrigation Commission.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Jamaican History 6". Discover Jamaica. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "May 4: "Hermitage Dam Completed"". Gleaner Company. Retrieved 28 April 2014.