Ncora Dam

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Ncora Dam
Official nameNcora Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationEastern Cape
Coordinates31°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
Opening date1972
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity dam
ImpoundsTsomo River
Height40 metres (130 ft)
Length305 metres (1,001 ft)
CreatesNcora Dam Reservoir
Total capacity181,250,000 cubic metres (6.401×109 cu ft)
Catchment area1785 km2
Surface area1,507 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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