Roodekoppies Dam

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Roodekoppies Dam
Official nameRoodekoppies Dam
LocationNorth West, South Africa
Coordinates25°24′15″S 27°35′29″E / 25.40417°S 27.59139°E / -25.40417; 27.59139Coordinates: 25°24′15″S 27°35′29″E / 25.40417°S 27.59139°E / -25.40417; 27.59139
Opening date1986
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damconcrete gravity
ImpoundsCrocodile River
Height25 metres (82 ft)
Length3,910 metres (12,830 ft)
CreatesRoodekoppies Dam Reservoir
Total capacity103,000,000 cubic metres (3.6×109 cu ft)
Catchment area6 120 km2
Surface area1,571 hectares (3,880 acres)

Roodekoppies Dam is a concrete gravity type dam located on the Crocodile River near Brits, North West, South Africa. It was established in 1986 and serves mainly for irrigation purposes and domestic and industrial use. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).[clarification needed]

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