Kromfonteinlower (Wilge) Cofferdam

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Kromfonteinlower (Wilge) Cofferdam
Official nameKromfonteinlower (Wilge) Cofferdam
LocationMpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates26°5′0″S 29°15′0″E / 26.08333°S 29.25000°E / -26.08333; 29.25000Coordinates: 26°5′0″S 29°15′0″E / 26.08333°S 29.25000°E / -26.08333; 29.25000
Opening date1992
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damrockfill
ImpoundsSteenkool Spruit
Height15 m
Length780 m
CreatesKromfonteinlower Reservoir
Total capacity13 000 000 m³
Surface area30 ha

Kromfonteinlower (Wilge) Cofferdam is a rockfill type dam located on the Steenkool Spruit, near Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1992 and its primary purpose is to serve for river diversion. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked significant (2).

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