Rhenosterkop Dam

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Rhenosterkop Dam
Official nameRhenosterkop Dam
CountrySouth Africa
Coordinates25°05′45″S 28°55′00″E / 25.09583°S 28.91667°E / -25.09583; 28.91667Coordinates: 25°05′45″S 28°55′00″E / 25.09583°S 28.91667°E / -25.09583; 28.91667
PurposeIndustrial and domestic
Opening date1984
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damArch-gravity dam
ImpoundsElands River (Olifants)
Height36 metres (118 ft)
Length515 metres (1,690 ft)
CreatesRhenosterkop Dam Reservoir
Total capacity206 000 000 m3
Catchment area3 723 km2
Surface area3 624 ha

Rhenosterkop Dam is combined gravity and arch type dam in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. It is located on the Elands River, part of the Olifants River basin.[1] The dam was established in 1984.[2]

The dam mainly serves for municipal and industrial use and its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

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