Kogelberg Dam

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Kogelberg Dam
Official nameKogelberg Dam
LocationSouth Africa
Coordinates34°12′7″S 18°58′1″E / 34.20194°S 18.96694°E / -34.20194; 18.96694Coordinates: 34°12′7″S 18°58′1″E / 34.20194°S 18.96694°E / -34.20194; 18.96694
Opening date1986
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damgravity & arch
ImpoundsPalmiet River
Height52 m
Length850 m
CreatesKogelberg Dam Reservoir
Total capacity19 300 000 m³
Catchment area179 km2
Surface area155 ha

Kogelberg Dam is a combined gravity & arch type dam located on the Palmiet River, near Grabouw, Western Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1986 and its primary purpose is to serve for irrigation and industrial use. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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