Lakenvallei Dam

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Lakenvallei Dam
Official name Lakenvallei Dam
Location Western Cape, South Africa
Coordinates 33°22′1″S 19°34′1″E / 33.36694°S 19.56694°E / -33.36694; 19.56694Coordinates: 33°22′1″S 19°34′1″E / 33.36694°S 19.56694°E / -33.36694; 19.56694
Opening date 1974
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam gravity & arch
Impounds Sanddrifskloof River
Height 56 m
Length 268 m
Creates Lakenvallei Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 10 300 000 m³
Surface area 83 ha

Lakenvallei Dam is a combined gravity & arch type dam located on Sanddrifskloof River, near Ceres, Western Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1974 it serves mainly for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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