Injaka Dam

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Injaka Dam
Official nameInjaka Dam
Inyaka Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationBushbuckridge, Mpumalanga
Coordinates24°53′04″S 31°05′05″E / 24.88444°S 31.08472°E / -24.88444; 31.08472Coordinates: 24°53′04″S 31°05′05″E / 24.88444°S 31.08472°E / -24.88444; 31.08472
Opening date2001
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarth fill dam
ImpoundsNgwaritsane River
Height51 m
Length550 m
CreatesInjaka Dam Reservoir
Total capacity125 027 000 m³
Catchment area209 km2
Surface area811.1 ha

Injaka Dam, also spelled Inyaka Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Ngwaritsane River, near Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 2001 and its primary purpose is to store water for irrigation use. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked as high (3).

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