Klipkopjes Dam

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Klipkopjes Dam
Official nameKlipkopjes Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationWhite River, Mpumalanga
Coordinates25°12′25″S 30°59′54″E / 25.20694°S 30.99833°E / -25.20694; 30.99833Coordinates: 25°12′25″S 30°59′54″E / 25.20694°S 30.99833°E / -25.20694; 30.99833
Opening date1960
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarth fill dam
ImpoundsWhite River
Height20 m
Length431 m
CreatesKlipkopjes Dam Reservoir
Total capacity12 607 000 m3
Catchment area76 km2
Surface area233.5 ha

Klipkopjes Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the White River, near the town of White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1960 and its primary purpose is to serve for irrigation. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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