Leeu-Gamka Dam

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Leeu-Gamka Dam
Official name Leeu-Gamka Dam
Location Western Cape, South Africa
Coordinates 32°36′7″S 22°0′9″E / 32.60194°S 22.00250°E / -32.60194; 22.00250Coordinates: 32°36′7″S 22°0′9″E / 32.60194°S 22.00250°E / -32.60194; 22.00250
Opening date 1959
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam earth-fill
Impounds Leeuw River
Height 15 m
Length 1 200 m
Creates Leeu-Gamka Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 42 211 000 m³
Surface area 425.8 ha

Leeu-Gamka Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Leeuw River, near Beaufort West, Western Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1959 and it serves mainly for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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