Molatedi Dam

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Molatedi Dam
Molatedi dam at the left.jpg
Molatedi dam at the left
Official nameMolatedi Dam
LocationNorth West, South Africa
Coordinates24°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 date1986
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
ImpoundsMarico River
Height29 metres (95 ft)
Length260 metres (850 ft)
CreatesMolatedi Dam Reservoir
Total capacity203,000,000 cubic metres (7.2×109 cu ft)
Catchment area8707 km2
Surface area3,600 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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