Heyshope Dam

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Heyshope Dam
Official name Heyshope Dam
Location Mpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates 26°59′45″S 30°31′50″E / 26.99583°S 30.53056°E / -26.99583; 30.53056Coordinates: 26°59′45″S 30°31′50″E / 26.99583°S 30.53056°E / -26.99583; 30.53056
Opening date 1986
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam zoned earth-fill
Impounds Assegaai River
Height 28.5 m
Length 1 030 m
Creates Heyshope Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 453 4400 000 m³
Catchment area 1120 km2
Surface area 5 023.8 ha

Heyshope Dam is a zoned earth-fill type dam located on the Assegaai River, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1986. Its main purpose is to serve for municipal and industrial use. The hazard potential of the dam construction has been ranked high (3).

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