Klipdrif Dam

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Klipdrif Dam
Official name Klipdrif Dam
Country South Africa
Location near Potchefstroom, North West
Coordinates 26°36′32″S 27°18′41″E / 26.60889°S 27.31139°E / -26.60889; 27.31139Coordinates: 26°36′32″S 27°18′41″E / 26.60889°S 27.31139°E / -26.60889; 27.31139
Purpose Irrigation
Opening date 1990
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earth fill dam
Impounds Ensel Spruit
Height 25 m
Length 190 m
Creates Klipdrif Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 3 100 000 m3
Surface area 44 ha

Klipdrif Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Ensel Spruit, near Potchefstroom, North West, South Africa. It was established in 1990 and its primary purpose is to serve for irrigation. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked significant (2).

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