Rockview Dam

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Rockview Dam
Official nameRockview Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationGrabouw, Western Cape
Coordinates34°11′52″S 18°57′1″E / 34.19778°S 18.95028°E / -34.19778; 18.95028Coordinates: 34°11′52″S 18°57′1″E / 34.19778°S 18.95028°E / -34.19778; 18.95028
PurposePumping storage
Opening date1986
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarth fill dam
ImpoundsPalmiet River
Height48 metres (157 ft)
Length1,300 metres (4,300 ft)
CreatesRockview Dam Reservoir
Total capacity16,400,000 cubic metres (580,000,000 cu ft)
Catchment area1.5 km2
Surface area73 hectares (180 acres)

Rockview Dam is a zoned earth-fill/rock-fill type dam located on the Palmiet River near Grabouw, Western Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1986 and serves mainly for pumping purposes (storage). The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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