Middelburg Dam

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Middelburg Dam
Middelburg Dam seen from N4.jpg
Middelburg Dam seen from N4.
Official nameMiddelburg Dam
LocationMiddelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates25°46′1″S 29°33′0″E / 25.76694°S 29.55000°E / -25.76694; 29.55000Coordinates: 25°46′1″S 29°33′0″E / 25.76694°S 29.55000°E / -25.76694; 29.55000
Opening date1978
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsLittle/Klein Olifants River
Height36 metres (118 ft)
Length625 metres (2,051 ft)
CreatesMiddelburg Dam Reservoir
Total capacity484,350,000 cubic metres (1.7105×1010 cu ft)
Surface area468 hectares (1,160 acres)

Middelburg Dam is a dam located on the Klein Olifants River, part of the Olifants River basin.[1] It is located near Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Construction was completed in 1978.[2] The primary purpose of the dam is to serve for water supply and its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

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