Injaka Dam

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Injaka Dam
Official name Injaka Dam
Inyaka Dam
Country South Africa
Location Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga
Coordinates 24°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
Purpose Irrigation
Opening date 2001
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earth fill dam
Impounds Marite River
Height 51 m
Length 550 m
Creates Injaka Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 125 027 000 m³
Catchment area 209 km2
Surface area 811.1 ha

Injaka Dam, also spelled Inyaka Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Marite 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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