Roodekoppies Dam

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Roodekoppies Dam
Official name Roodekoppies Dam
Location North West, South Africa
Coordinates 25°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 date 1986
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam concrete gravity
Impounds Crocodile River
Height 25 metres (82 ft)
Length 3,910 metres (12,830 ft)
Creates Roodekoppies Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 103,000,000 cubic metres (3.6×109 cu ft)
Catchment area 6 120 km2
Surface area 1,571 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).

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