Klipvoor Dam

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Klipvoor Dam
Klipvoordamwal, Pienaarsrivier, Borakalalo-wildreservaat, a.jpg
Official nameKlipvoor Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationNorth of Brits, North West
Coordinates25°7′58″S 27°48′30″E / 25.13278°S 27.80833°E / -25.13278; 27.80833Coordinates: 25°7′58″S 27°48′30″E / 25.13278°S 27.80833°E / -25.13278; 27.80833
PurposeIrrigation
Opening date1970
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity dam
ImpoundsMoretele River
Height29 m
Length475 m
Reservoir
CreatesKlipvoor Dam Reservoir
Total capacity47 000 000 m³
Catchment area6 128 km2
Surface area685 ha

Klipvoor Dam is a concrete gravity type dam located on the Moretele River, 55 km north of Brits, North West, South Africa. It was established in 1970.[1] The main purpose of the dam is to serve for irrigation and its hazard potential has been ranked as high (3).

The Klipvoor Dam is one of the good fishing spots of the Borakalalo Game Reserve, located north of the dam.[2]

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