Loskop Dam

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Loskop Dam
Official nameLoskop Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationMpumalanga
Coordinates25°25′1″S 29°21′1″E / 25.41694°S 29.35028°E / -25.41694; 29.35028Coordinates: 25°25′1″S 29°21′1″E / 25.41694°S 29.35028°E / -25.41694; 29.35028
PurposeIrrigation
Opening date1939 (renovated: 1979)
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damArch-gravity dam
ImpoundsOlifants River
Height49 metres (161 ft)
Length497 metres (1,631 ft)
Reservoir
CreatesLoskop Dam reservoir
Total capacity361,500,000 cubic metres (1.277×1010 cu ft)
Catchment area12,285 square kilometres (4,743 sq mi)
Surface area2,427.7 hectares (5,999 acres)

Loskop Dam is a combined gravity & arch type dam located on the Olifants River, near Groblersdal, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1939 and has been renovated in 1979. The dam is situated in the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve and it serves mainly for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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