Kwena Dam

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Kwena Dam
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Kwena Dam wall
Kwena Dam is located in South Africa
Kwena Dam
Location of Kwena Dam in South Africa
Official name Kwena Dam
Country South Africa
Location Lydenburg, Mpumalanga
Coordinates 25°21′45″S 30°22′30″E / 25.36250°S 30.37500°E / -25.36250; 30.37500Coordinates: 25°21′45″S 30°22′30″E / 25.36250°S 30.37500°E / -25.36250; 30.37500
Purpose Drinking water and irrigation
Opening date 1984
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Arch-gravity dam
Impounds Crocodile River
Height 50 metres (160 ft)
Length 1,783 metres (5,850 ft)
Creates Kwena Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 160,800 megalitre[1]
Catchment area 954 km2
Surface area 12.504 hectares (30.90 acres)[2]

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).

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