Mutshedzi Dam

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Mutshedzi Dam
Official nameMutshedzi Dam
LocationLimpopo, South Africa
Coordinates22°56′55″S 30°9′40″E / 22.94861°S 30.16111°E / -22.94861; 30.16111Coordinates: 22°56′55″S 30°9′40″E / 22.94861°S 30.16111°E / -22.94861; 30.16111
Opening date1990
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damgravity
ImpoundsMutshedzi River
Height22.5 metres (74 ft)
Length160 metres (520 ft)
Reservoir
CreatesMutshedzi Dam Reservoir
Total capacity216,464,000 cubic metres (7.6444×109 cu ft)
Surface area594 hectares (1,470 acres)

Mutshedzi Dam is a gravity type dam located on the Mutshedzi River, a tributary of the Nzhelele River. It is located 40 km to the west of Thohoyandou, Limpopo, South Africa. It was established in 1990 and serves mainly for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked significant (2).

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