Lubisi Dam

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Lubisi Dam
Official name Lubisi Dam
Country South Africa
Location Qamata, Eastern Cape
Coordinates 31°47′45″S 27°25′0″E / 31.79583°S 27.41667°E / -31.79583; 27.41667Coordinates: 31°47′45″S 27°25′0″E / 31.79583°S 27.41667°E / -31.79583; 27.41667
Purpose Irrigation
Opening date 1968
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Arch dam
Impounds Indwe River
Height 51 metres (167 ft)
Length 236 metres (774 ft)
Creates Lubisi Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 158,200 cubic metres (5,590,000 cu ft)
Catchment area 1,255 square kilometres (485 sq mi)
Surface area 1,115 hectares (2,760 acres)

Lubisi Dam is an arch type dam located on the Indwe River, near Qamata, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1968 and it serves mainly for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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