Luphephe Dam

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Luphephe Dam
Official nameLuphephe Dam
LocationLimpopo, South Africa
Coordinates22°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 date1964
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damarch
ImpoundsLuphephe River
Height39 metres (128 ft)
Length85 metres (279 ft)
Reservoir
CreatesLuphephe Dam Reservoir
Total capacity14,800,000 cubic metres (520,000,000 cu ft)
Catchment area157 km2
Surface area141.6 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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