Madikwe Dam

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Madikwe Dam
Official nameMadikwe Dam
LocationNorth West, South Africa
Coordinates25°23′6″S 26°35′1″E / 25.38500°S 26.58361°E / -25.38500; 26.58361Coordinates: 25°23′6″S 26°35′1″E / 25.38500°S 26.58361°E / -25.38500; 26.58361
Opening date1976
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
ImpoundsTholwane River
Height17 metres (56 ft)
Length1,820 metres (5,970 ft)
CreatesMadikwe Dam Reservoir
Total capacity14,000,000 cubic metres (490,000,000 cu ft)
Catchment area305 km2
Surface area431 hectares (1,070 acres)

Madikwe Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Tholwane River, near Madikwe, North West, South Africa. It was established in 1976 and the dams primary purpose is to serve for municipal and industrial use. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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