Ohrigstad Dam

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Ohrigstad Dam
Country South Africa
Location Ohrigstad, Mpumalanga
Coordinates 24°55′01″S 30°37′01″E / 24.91694°S 30.61694°E / -24.91694; 30.61694Coordinates: 24°55′01″S 30°37′01″E / 24.91694°S 30.61694°E / -24.91694; 30.61694
Purpose Irrigation and domestic
Opening date 1955
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam rockfill
Impounds Ohrigstad River
Height 51.8m
Length 377 m
Creates Ohrigstad Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 14 216 000 m3
Catchment area 84 km2
Surface area 99.2 ha

Ohrigstad Dam is a rockfill type dam located close to Ohrigstad in Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1955 and serves primarily for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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