Krugerdrift Dam

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Krugerdrift Dam
Official name Krugerdrift Dam
Country South Africa
Location Free State
Coordinates 28°53′1″S 25°57′0″E / 28.88361°S 25.95000°E / -28.88361; 25.95000Coordinates: 28°53′1″S 25°57′0″E / 28.88361°S 25.95000°E / -28.88361; 25.95000
Purpose Irrigation
Opening date 1970
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Arch-gravity dam
Impounds Modder River
Height 25 m (82 ft)
Length 4,956 m (16,260 ft)
Creates Krugerdrift Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 66,000,000 m3 (54,000 acre·ft)
Catchment area 6,331 km2 (2,444 sq mi)
Surface area 1,853 ha (4,580 acres)

Krugerdrift Dam is a combined gravity & arch type dam located on the Modder River, near Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa. It was established in 1970 and it serves mainly for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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