Ncora Dam

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Ncora Dam
Official name Ncora Dam
Country South Africa
Location Eastern Cape
Coordinates 31°47′15″S 27°40′1″E / 31.78750°S 27.66694°E / -31.78750; 27.66694Coordinates: 31°47′15″S 27°40′1″E / 31.78750°S 27.66694°E / -31.78750; 27.66694
Purpose Irrigation
Opening date 1972
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity dam
Impounds Tsomo River
Height 40 metres (130 ft)
Length 305 metres (1,001 ft)
Creates Ncora Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 181,250,000 cubic metres (6.401×109 cu ft)
Catchment area 1785 km2
Surface area 1,507 hectares (3,720 acres)

Ncora Dam is a gravity type dam located on the Tsomo River, near Tsomo, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1972 and serves mainly for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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