Loskop Dam

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Loskop Dam
Official name Loskop Dam
Country South Africa
Location Mpumalanga
Coordinates 25°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
Purpose Irrigation
Opening date 1939 (renovated: 1979)
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Arch-gravity dam
Impounds Olifants River
Height 49 metres (161 ft)
Length 497 metres (1,631 ft)
Creates Loskop Dam reservoir
Total capacity 361,500,000 cubic metres (1.277×1010 cu ft)
Catchment area 12,285 square kilometres (4,743 sq mi)
Surface area 2,427.7 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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