Keerom Dam

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Keerom Dam
Official nameKeerom Dam
LocationWestern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates33°34′4″S 19°42′8″E / 33.56778°S 19.70222°E / -33.56778; 19.70222Coordinates: 33°34′4″S 19°42′8″E / 33.56778°S 19.70222°E / -33.56778; 19.70222
Opening date1954 (renovated 1989)
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damarch
ImpoundsNuy River
Height38 m
Length105 m
CreatesKeerom Dam Reservoir
Total capacity9 110 000 m³
Catchment area392 km2
Surface area90.2 ha

Keerom Dam is an arch type dam located on the Nuy River, near Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1954 and has been renovated in 1989. The primary purpose of the dam is to serve for irrigation and its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

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