Katrivier Dam

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Katrivier Dam
Official nameKatrivier Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationSeymour, Eastern Cape
Coordinates32°34′8″S 26°45′2″E / 32.56889°S 26.75056°E / -32.56889; 26.75056Coordinates: 32°34′8″S 26°45′2″E / 32.56889°S 26.75056°E / -32.56889; 26.75056
PurposeIrrigation and domestic use
Opening date1969
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dammulti-arch
ImpoundsKat River
Height52 m
Length460 m
CreatesKatrivier Dam Reservoir
Total capacity24 690 000 m³
Catchment area260 km2
Surface area212.9 ha

Katrivier Dam is a multi-arch type dam located on the Kat River, near Seymour, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1969. The primary purpose of the dam is to serve for irrigation and domestic use. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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