Klerkskraal Dam

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Klerkskraal Dam
Official nameKlerkskraal Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationNorth West
Coordinates26°13′9″S 27°08′5″E / 26.21917°S 27.13472°E / -26.21917; 27.13472Coordinates: 26°13′9″S 27°08′5″E / 26.21917°S 27.13472°E / -26.21917; 27.13472
Opening date1969
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damArch-gravity dam
ImpoundsMooi River
Height13 m
Length605 m
CreatesKlerkskraal Dam Reservoir
Total capacity8 023 000 m³
Catchment area1 324 km2
Surface area383 ha

Klerkskraal Dam is a combined gravity and arch type dam located on the Mooi River, near Ventersdorp, North West, South Africa. It was established in 1969 and its main purpose is to serve for irrigation. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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