Kalkfontein Dam

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Kalkfontein Dam
Official name Kalkfontein Dam
Country South Africa
Location Koffiefontein, Free State
Coordinates 29°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
Purpose Irrigation and household
Opening date 1938 (renovated 1977)
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam rockfill
Impounds Riet River
Height 36 m
Length 317 m
Creates Kalkfontein Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 258 274 000 m³
Surface area 3 769.7 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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