Qedusizi Dam

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Qedusizi Dam
Official nameQedusizi Dam
LocationKwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Coordinates28°32′31″S 29°44′41″E / 28.54194°S 29.74472°E / -28.54194; 29.74472Coordinates: 28°32′31″S 29°44′41″E / 28.54194°S 29.74472°E / -28.54194; 29.74472
Opening date1997 November 21
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarth-fill
ImpoundsKlip River
Length1 437 m
CreatesQedusizi Dam Reservoir
Total capacity194 000 000 m3
Catchment area1585 km2
Surface area2 513 ha

Qedusizi Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Klip River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa near the town of Ladysmith. It was established in 1997 and serves mainly as a flood diversion . The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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