Lubisi Dam

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Lubisi Dam
Official nameLubisi Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationQamata, Eastern Cape
Coordinates31°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
PurposeIrrigation
Opening date1968
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damArch dam
ImpoundsIndwe River
Height51 metres (167 ft)
Length236 metres (774 ft)
Reservoir
CreatesLubisi Dam Reservoir
Total capacity158,200 cubic metres (5,590,000 cu ft)
Catchment area1,255 square kilometres (485 sq mi)
Surface area1,115 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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