Nzhelele Dam

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Nzhelele Dam
Nzhelele Dam is located in South Africa
Nzhelele Dam
Location of Nzhelele Dam in South Africa
Official nameNzhelele Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationLimpopo
Coordinates22°43′30″S 30°05′45″E / 22.72500°S 30.09583°E / -22.72500; 30.09583Coordinates: 22°43′30″S 30°05′45″E / 22.72500°S 30.09583°E / -22.72500; 30.09583
PurposeIrrigation
Opening date1948
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damArch dam
ImpoundsNzhelele River
Height47 m
Length91 m
Reservoir
CreatesNzhelele Dam Reservoir
Total capacity51 234 000 m3
Catchment area832 km2
Surface area544.2 ha

Nzhelele Dam (also known as Njelele Dam) is an arch type dam located on the Nzhelele River in Limpopo Province, South Africa. It has a capacity of 55.3 million m3.[1] It was established in 1948.[2] The main purpose of the dam is to serve for irrigation and its hazard potentials has been ranked high (3).

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