Kogelberg Dam

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Kogelberg Dam
Official name Kogelberg Dam
Location South Africa
Coordinates 34°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 date 1986
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam gravity & arch
Impounds Palmiet River
Height 52 m
Length 850 m
Creates Kogelberg Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 19 300 000 m³
Catchment area 179 km2
Surface area 155 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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