Pietersfontein Dam

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Pietersfontein Dam
Official namePietersfontein Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationWestern Cape
Coordinates33°39′58″S 20°00′59″E / 33.66611°S 20.01639°E / -33.66611; 20.01639Coordinates: 33°39′58″S 20°00′59″E / 33.66611°S 20.01639°E / -33.66611; 20.01639
Opening date1968
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damArch dam
ImpoundsKeisies River
Height25 m
Length162 m
CreatesPietersfontein Dam Reservoir
Total capacity2 028 000 m3
Catchment area115 km2
Surface area32.5 ha

Pietersfontein Dam is an arch type dam located on the Keisies River in Western Cape Province, South Africa. It was created in 1968 and serves mainly for irrigation purposes. Its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

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