Ngodwana Dam

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Ngodwana Dam
Official nameNgodwana Dam
LocationMpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates25°35′1″S 30°40′5″E / 25.58361°S 30.66806°E / -25.58361; 30.66806Coordinates: 25°35′1″S 30°40′5″E / 25.58361°S 30.66806°E / -25.58361; 30.66806
Opening date1982
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
ImpoundsNgodwana River
Height44 metres (144 ft)
Length450 metres (1,480 ft)
CreatesNgodwana Dam Reservoir
Total capacity10,400,000 cubic metres (370,000,000 cu ft)
Catchment area229 km2
Surface area87 hectares (210 acres)

Ngodwana Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Ngodwana River, near Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1982 and serves primarily for municipal use and industrial purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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