Nagle Dam

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Nagle Dam
Nagle Dam Wall 10-04-2016.JPG
Nagle Dam wall
Official nameNagle Dam
LocationKwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Coordinates29°35′40″S 30°38′30″E / 29.59444°S 30.64167°E / -29.59444; 30.64167Coordinates: 29°35′40″S 30°38′30″E / 29.59444°S 30.64167°E / -29.59444; 30.64167
Opening date1950
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damMass Concrete
ImpoundsMgeni River
Height44.3 metres (145 ft)
Length393 metres (1,289 ft)
CreatesNagle Dam Reservoir
Total capacity39,300,000 cubic metres (1.39×109 cu ft)
Catchment area2545 km2
Surface area156.13 hectares (385.8 acres)

Nagle Dam is a mass concrete type dam located on the Mgeni River, near Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.It was established in 1950 and serves mainly for municipal and industrial purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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