Jericho Dam

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Jericho Dam
Official nameJericho Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationAmsterdam, Mpumalanga
Coordinates26°39′15″S 30°29′10″E / 26.65417°S 30.48611°E / -26.65417; 30.48611Coordinates: 26°39′15″S 30°29′10″E / 26.65417°S 30.48611°E / -26.65417; 30.48611
PurposeIndustrial and domestic
Opening date1966/68
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damCombination gravity and earth fill dam
ImpoundsMpama River
Height21.3 m
Length1 167.8 m
CreatesJericho Dam Reservoir
Total capacity59 500 000 m3
Catchment area218 km2
Surface area982.5 ha

Jericho Dam is a combined concrete gravity and earth-fill type dam located on the Mpama River, near Amsterdam, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1966/68 and its primary purpose is to serve for municipal and industrial use. Its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

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