Klipvoor Dam

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Klipvoor Dam
Klipvoordamwal, Pienaarsrivier, Borakalalo-wildreservaat, a.jpg
Official name Klipvoor Dam
Country South Africa
Location North of Brits, North West
Coordinates 25°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
Purpose Irrigation
Opening date 1970
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity dam
Impounds Moretele River
Height 29 m
Length 475 m
Creates Klipvoor Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 47 000 000 m³
Catchment area 6 128 km2
Surface area 685 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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