Kalkfontein Dam

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Kalkfontein Dam
Official nameKalkfontein Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationKoffiefontein, Free State
Coordinates29°29′45″S 25°13′20″E / 29.49583°S 25.22222°E / -29.49583; 25.22222Coordinates: 29°29′45″S 25°13′20″E / 29.49583°S 25.22222°E / -29.49583; 25.22222
PurposeIrrigation and household
Opening date1938 (renovated 1977)
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damrockfill
ImpoundsRiet River
Height36 m
Length317 m
Reservoir
CreatesKalkfontein Dam Reservoir
Total capacity258 274 000 m³
Surface area3 769.7 ha

Kalkfontein Dam is a rockfill type dam located on the Riet River, near Koffiefontein, Free State, South Africa. It was established in 1938 and renovated in 1977. The primary purpose of the dam is to serve for irrigation purposes and its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

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