Mutshedzi Dam

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Mutshedzi Dam
Official name Mutshedzi Dam
Location Limpopo, South Africa
Coordinates 22°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 date 1990
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam gravity
Impounds Mutshedzi River
Height 22.5 metres (74 ft)
Length 160 metres (520 ft)
Creates Mutshedzi Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 216,464,000 cubic metres (7.6444×109 cu ft)
Surface area 594 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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