Ohrigstad Dam

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Ohrigstad Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationOhrigstad, Mpumalanga
Coordinates24°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
PurposeIrrigation and domestic
Opening date1955
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damrockfill
ImpoundsOhrigstad River
Length377 m
CreatesOhrigstad Dam Reservoir
Total capacity14 216 000 m3
Catchment area84 km2
Surface area99.2 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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