Luphephe Dam

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Luphephe Dam
Official name Luphephe Dam
Location Limpopo, South Africa
Coordinates 22°38′0″S 30°24′0″E / 22.63333°S 30.40000°E / -22.63333; 30.40000Coordinates: 22°38′0″S 30°24′0″E / 22.63333°S 30.40000°E / -22.63333; 30.40000
Opening date 1964
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam arch
Impounds Luphephe River
Height 39 metres (128 ft)
Length 85 metres (279 ft)
Creates Luphephe Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 14,800,000 cubic metres (520,000,000 cu ft)
Catchment area 157 km2
Surface area 141.6 hectares (350 acres)

Luphephe Dam is an arch type dam located on the Luphephe River, a tributary of the Nwanedi River, part of the Limpopo River basin.[1] It is located 48 km to the SW of Musina, Limpopo, South Africa. It was established in 1964 and it serves mainly for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

The Nwanedi Dam is located right to the west of the dam, less than 0.25 km away.

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