Impofu Dam

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Impofu Dam
Official name Impofu Dam
Country South Africa
Location Humansdorp, Eastern Cape
Coordinates 34°5′45″S 24°41′1″E / 34.09583°S 24.68361°E / -34.09583; 24.68361Coordinates: 34°5′45″S 24°41′1″E / 34.09583°S 24.68361°E / -34.09583; 24.68361
Purpose Industrial and domestic
Opening date 1983
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earth fill dam
Impounds Kromme River
Height 75 m
Length 793 m
Creates Impofu Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 106 885 000 m³
Surface area 570 ha

Impofu Dam is a combined rock-fill/earth-fill type dam located on the Kromme River, near Humansdorp, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1983 and its primary 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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