Leeu-Gamka Dam

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Leeu-Gamka Dam
Official nameLeeu-Gamka Dam
LocationWestern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates32°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 date1959
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
ImpoundsLeeuw River
Height15 m
Length1 200 m
CreatesLeeu-Gamka Dam Reservoir
Total capacity13 600 000 m³
Surface area425.8 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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