Rustfontein Dam

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Rustfontein Dam
Official nameRustfontein Dam
LocationFree State, South Africa
Coordinates29°16′15″S 26°37′1″E / 29.27083°S 26.61694°E / -29.27083; 26.61694Coordinates: 29°16′15″S 26°37′1″E / 29.27083°S 26.61694°E / -29.27083; 26.61694
Opening date1955
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damgravity
ImpoundsModder River
Height33.4 metres (110 ft)
Length182 metres (597 ft)
CreatesRustfontein Dam Reservoir
Total capacity72,200,000 cubic metres (2.55×109 cu ft)
Catchment area937 km2
Surface area1,158.5 hectares (2,863 acres)

Rustfontein Dam is a gravity type dam located on the Modder River near Thaba 'Nchu, Free State, South Africa. It was established in 1955 and serves mainly for domestic supply and industrial purposes. Its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

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