Koppies Dam

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Koppies Dam
Official nameKoppies Dam
LocationFree State, South Africa
Coordinates27°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 date1911
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damgravity & arch
ImpoundsRenoster River
Height25 m
Length2 309 m
CreatesKoppies Dam Reservoir
Total capacity42 311 000 m³
Catchment area2 155 km2
Surface area1 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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