Katrivier Dam

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Katrivier Dam
Official name Katrivier Dam
Country South Africa
Location Seymour, Eastern Cape
Coordinates 32°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
Purpose Irrigation and domestic use
Opening date 1969
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam multi-arch
Impounds Kat River
Height 52 m
Length 460 m
Creates Katrivier Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 24 690 000 m³
Catchment area 260 km2
Surface area 212.9 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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