Koppies Dam

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Koppies Dam
Official name Koppies Dam
Location Free State, South Africa
Coordinates 27°15′5″S 27°40′5″E / 27.25139°S 27.66806°E / -27.25139; 27.66806Coordinates: 27°15′5″S 27°40′5″E / 27.25139°S 27.66806°E / -27.25139; 27.66806
Opening date 1911
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam gravity & arch
Impounds Renoster River
Height 25 m
Length 2 309 m
Creates Koppies Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 42 311 000 m³
Catchment area 2 155 km2
Surface area 1 439 ha

Koppies Dam is a combined gravity & arch type dam located on the Renoster River, near Koppies, Free State, South Africa. It was established in 1911 and its primary purpose is to serve for irrigation and domestic use. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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