Lindleyspoort Dam

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Lindleyspoort Dam
Official nameLindleyspoort Dam
LocationNorth West, South Africa
Coordinates25°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 date1943 (renovated: 1968)
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damconcrete arch
ImpoundsElands River
Height37.8 m
Length177 m
CreatesLindleyspoort Dam Reservoir
Total capacity14 381 000 m³
Catchment area704 km2
Surface area180.1 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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