Oxkraal Dam

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Oxkraal Dam
Official nameOxkraal Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationWhittlesea, Eastern Cape
Coordinates32°12′43″S 26°45′12″E / 32.21194°S 26.75333°E / -32.21194; 26.75333Coordinates: 32°12′43″S 26°45′12″E / 32.21194°S 26.75333°E / -32.21194; 26.75333
Opening date1989
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill, rock-fill
ImpoundsOxkraal River
Height30 m
Length915 m
CreatesOxkraal Dam Reservoir
Total capacity18 000 000 m3
Catchment area396 km2
Surface area220 ha

Oxkraal Dam is a zoned earth-fill/rock-fill type dam located on the Oxkraal River, about 8  km South West of Whittlesea, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was created in 1989 and serves mainly for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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