Klerkskraal Dam

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Klerkskraal Dam
Official name Klerkskraal Dam
Country South Africa
Location North West
Coordinates 26°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
Purpose Irrigation
Opening date 1969
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Arch-gravity dam
Impounds Mooi River
Height 13 m
Length 605 m
Creates Klerkskraal Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 8 023 000 m³
Catchment area 1 324 km2
Surface area 383 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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