Nooitgedacht Dam

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Nooitgedacht Dam
Official nameNooitgedacht Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationCarolina, Mpumalanga
Coordinates25°57′01″S 30°05′01″E / 25.95028°S 30.08361°E / -25.95028; 30.08361Coordinates: 25°57′01″S 30°05′01″E / 25.95028°S 30.08361°E / -25.95028; 30.08361
Opening date1962
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarth fill dam
ImpoundsKomati River
Height41.8 m
Length1053 m
CreatesNooitgedacht Dam reservoir
Total capacity78 477 000 m3
Catchment area1 588 km2
Surface area763 ha

Nooitgedacht Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Komati River in South Africa. It was established in 1962 and serves mainly for irrigation purposes as well as municipal and industrial use. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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