Lakenvallei Dam

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Lakenvallei Dam
Official nameLakenvallei Dam
LocationWestern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates33°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 date1974
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damgravity & arch
ImpoundsSanddrifskloof River
Height56 m
Length268 m
CreatesLakenvallei Dam Reservoir
Total capacity10 300 000 m³
Surface area83 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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