Lake Arthur Dam

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Lake Arthur Dam
Official nameLake Arthur Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationCradock, Eastern Cape
Coordinates32°13′1″S 25°49′5″E / 32.21694°S 25.81806°E / -32.21694; 25.81806Coordinates: 32°13′1″S 25°49′5″E / 32.21694°S 25.81806°E / -32.21694; 25.81806
Opening date1924
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarth fill dam
ImpoundsTarka River
Height38 m
Length500 m
CreatesLake Arthur
Total capacity10 700 000 m³
Surface area886.7 ha

Lake Arthur Dam[1][2] is an earth-fill type dam located on the Tarka River, near Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1924 and serves mainly for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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  1. ^ List of South African Dams from the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (South Africa)
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Human Science Research Council. p. 90. Retrieved 1 November 2015.