Heyshope Dam

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Heyshope Dam
Official nameHeyshope Dam
LocationMpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates27°1′37″S 30°30′0″E / 27.02694°S 30.50000°E / -27.02694; 30.50000Coordinates: 27°1′37″S 30°30′0″E / 27.02694°S 30.50000°E / -27.02694; 30.50000
Opening date1986
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damzoned earth-fill
ImpoundsAssegaai River
Height28.5 m
Length1 030 m
CreatesHeyshope Dam Reservoir
Total capacity453 4400 000 m³
Catchment area1120 km2
Surface area5 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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