Ngotwane Dam

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Ngotwane Dam
Official nameNgotwane Dam
LocationNorth West, South Africa
Coordinates25°12′32″S 25°48′32″E / 25.20889°S 25.80889°E / -25.20889; 25.80889Coordinates: 25°12′32″S 25°48′32″E / 25.20889°S 25.80889°E / -25.20889; 25.80889
Opening date1982
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
ImpoundsNgotwane River
Height19 metres (62 ft)
Length290 metres (950 ft)
CreatesNgotwane Dam Reservoir
Total capacity18,800,000 cubic metres (660,000,000 cu ft)
Catchment area518 km2
Surface area390 hectares (960 acres)

Ngotwane Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Ngotwane River, near Lobathleng, North West, South Africa. It was established in 1982 and serves primarily for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked significant (2).

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