Nwanedi Dam

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Nwanedi Dam
Official nameNwanedi Dam
LocationSouth Africa
Coordinates22°38′36″S 30°24′29.5″E / 22.64333°S 30.408194°E / -22.64333; 30.408194Coordinates: 22°38′36″S 30°24′29.5″E / 22.64333°S 30.408194°E / -22.64333; 30.408194
Opening date1964
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damarch
ImpoundsNwanedi River
Height36 m
Length110 m
CreatesNwanedi Dam Reservoir
Total capacity5 310 000 m3
Catchment area109 km2
Surface area56.6 ha

Nwanedi Dam is an arch type dam located on the Nwanedi River, part of the Limpopo River basin.[1] It is located in Limpopo Province, South Africa. It was established in 1964 and serves mainly for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

The Luphephe Dam is located east of the dam, less than 0.25 km away.

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