Molatedi Dam

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Molatedi Dam
Official name Molatedi Dam
Location North West, South Africa
Coordinates 24°52′13″S 26°27′1″E / 24.87028°S 26.45028°E / -24.87028; 26.45028Coordinates: 24°52′13″S 26°27′1″E / 24.87028°S 26.45028°E / -24.87028; 26.45028
Opening date 1986
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam earth-fill
Impounds Marico River
Height 29 metres (95 ft)
Length 260 metres (850 ft)
Creates Molatedi Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 203,000,000 cubic metres (7.2×109 cu ft)
Catchment area 8707 km2
Surface area 3,600 hectares (8,900 acres)

Molatedi Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Marico River, near Zeerust, North West, South Africa. It was established in 1986 and serves mainly for irrigation purposes and domestic supply. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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