Slangdraai Dam

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Slangdraai Dam
Official nameSlangdraai Dam
LocationKwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Coordinates28°15′1″S 29°45′1″E / 28.25028°S 29.75028°E / -28.25028; 29.75028Coordinates: 28°15′1″S 29°45′1″E / 28.25028°S 29.75028°E / -28.25028; 29.75028
Opening date1986
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
ImpoundsSundays River
Height15 metres (49 ft)
Length210 metres (690 ft)
CreatesSlangdraai Dam Reservoir
Total capacity10,300,000 cubic metres (360,000,000 cu ft)
Surface area240 hectares (590 acres)

Slangdraai Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Sundays River near Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was established in 1986 and serves mainly for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked significant (2).

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