Lindleyspoort Dam

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Lindleyspoort Dam
Official name Lindleyspoort Dam
Location North West, South Africa
Coordinates 25°29′0″S 26°41′7″E / 25.48333°S 26.68528°E / -25.48333; 26.68528Coordinates: 25°29′0″S 26°41′7″E / 25.48333°S 26.68528°E / -25.48333; 26.68528
Opening date 1943 (renovated: 1968)
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam concrete arch
Impounds Elands River
Height 37.8 m
Length 177 m
Creates Lindleyspoort Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 14 381 000 m³
Catchment area 704 km2
Surface area 180.1 ha

Lindleyspoort Dam is a concrete arch type dam located on the Elands River, near Swartruggens, North West, South Africa. It was established in 1943 and has been renovated in 1968. The main purpose of the dam is to serve for irrigation and its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

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