Kromfontein Middle Cofferdam

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Kromfontein Middle Cofferdam
Official nameKromfontein Middle Cofferdam
LocationMpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates26°7′0″S 29°15′0″E / 26.11667°S 29.25000°E / -26.11667; 29.25000Coordinates: 26°7′0″S 29°15′0″E / 26.11667°S 29.25000°E / -26.11667; 29.25000
Opening date1990
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearthfill
ImpoundsSteenkool Spruit
Height14 m
Length610 m
CreatesKromfontein Middle Reservoir
Total capacity18 000 000 m³
Surface area40 ha

Kromfontein Middle Cofferdam is an earthfill type dam located on the Steenkool Spruit, near Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1990 and serves primarily for flood storage (retention) and river diversion. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked significant (2).

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