Morgenstond Dam

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Morgenstond Dam
Official nameMorgenstond Dam
LocationMpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates26°45′57″S 30°22′10″E / 26.76583°S 30.36944°E / -26.76583; 30.36944Coordinates: 26°45′57″S 30°22′10″E / 26.76583°S 30.36944°E / -26.76583; 30.36944
Opening date1978 (renovated: 1991)
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
ImpoundsNgwempisi River
Height45.3 metres (149 ft)
Length600 metres (2,000 ft)
CreatesMorgenstond Dam Reservoir
Total capacity100,773,000 cubic metres (3.5588×109 cu ft)
Catchment area548 km2
Surface area977.2 hectares (2,415 acres)

Morgenstond Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Ngwempisi River, near Amsterdam, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1978 and has been renovated in 1991. The dams main purpose is to serve for municipal and industrial use. Its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

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