Misverstand Dam

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Misverstand Dam
Official nameMisverstand Dam
LocationWestern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates33°01′44″S 18°47′36″E / 33.02889°S 18.79333°E / -33.02889; 18.79333Coordinates: 33°01′44″S 18°47′36″E / 33.02889°S 18.79333°E / -33.02889; 18.79333
Opening date1977
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damgravity & arch
ImpoundsBerg River
Height23 metres (75 ft)
Length26 metres (85 ft)
Reservoir
CreatesMisverstand Dam Reservoir
Total capacity7,737,000 cubic metres (273,200,000 cu ft)
Surface area255 hectares (630 acres)

Misverstand Dam is a combined gravity & arch type dam located on the Berg River, near Porterville, Western Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1977 and serves mainly for municipal and industrial use. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked significant (2).

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