Madikwe Dam

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Madikwe Dam
Official name Madikwe Dam
Location North West, South Africa
Coordinates 25°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 date 1976
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam earth-fill
Impounds Tholwane River
Height 17 metres (56 ft)
Length 1,820 metres (5,970 ft)
Creates Madikwe Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 14,000,000 cubic metres (490,000,000 cu ft)
Catchment area 305 km2
Surface area 431 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 as been ranked high (3).

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