|Official name||Rietvlei Dam|
|Owner(s)||City of Tshwane|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||earth-fill|
|Creates||Rietvlei Dam Reservoir|
|Total capacity||12 377 m3|
|Catchment area||0.4 km2|
|Surface area||1.89 square kilometres (189 ha)|
The Rietvlei dam is an earth-fill type dam and is one of a number of dams supplying water to the Pretoria region of South Africa. It supplies around 41 million liters of drinking water daily, about 5.9% of the water requirement of Pretoria. The dam mainly serves for municipal and industrial use. Its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).
Constructed as an earth-fill dam wall with a brick core in 1932/4, it was extended between 1988 and 1990 by raising the dam wall with the addition of a concrete wave wall and a reinforced earth barrier wall, as well as a surfaced roadway, on top of the original wall.
The Rietvlei Nature Reserve occupies the area immediately surrounding the dam.
- "Rietvlei Water Treatment Plant" (PDF). City of Pretoria. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-10-01. Retrieved 2008-10-19.
- "Rietvlei Nature Reserve: Historic Background". City of Pretoria. Archived from the original on 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2008-10-19.
- "A Preliminary assessment of the present ecological state of the major rivers and streams within the Northern Service Delivery Region of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality" (PDF). Water Institute of Southern Africa. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2008-11-28.
- "State of the Environment Report for the City of Tshwane 2001-2002" (PDF). City of Pretoria. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-24. Retrieved 2008-11-25.
- Ecological State of the Major Rivers and Streams within the Northern Service Delivery Region of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
- Rietvlei Dam - A fishing guide
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