Kwena Dam wall
|Official name||Kwena Dam|
|Purpose||Drinking water and irrigation|
|Owner(s)||Department of Water Affairs|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Arch-gravity dam|
|Height||50 metres (160 ft)|
|Length||1,783 metres (5,850 ft)|
|Creates||Kwena Dam Reservoir|
|Total capacity||160,800 megalitre|
|Catchment area||954 km2|
|Surface area||12.504 hectares (30.90 acres)|
Kwena Dam is a combined gravity & arch type dam located on the Crocodile River, near Lydenburg, Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It was established in 1984 and it serves mainly for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).
- "State of Dams in Mpumalanga Province as on 20091214 - Full Storage Capacity in million cubic meters (Nett)". Department of Water Affairs (South Africa). Retrieved 20 December 2009.[permanent dead link]
- "List of Registered Dams - September 2009". Department of Water Affairs. September 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010.