Smartt Dam

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Smartt Dam
Official name Smartt Dam
Location Northern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates 30°37′45″S 23°18′16″E / 30.62917°S 23.30444°E / -30.62917; 23.30444Coordinates: 30°37′45″S 23°18′16″E / 30.62917°S 23.30444°E / -30.62917; 23.30444
Opening date 1963
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam earth-fill
Impounds Ongers River
Height 21 metres (69 ft)
Length 1,806 metres (5,925 ft)
Creates Smartt Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 100,300,000 cubic metres (3.54×109 cu ft)
Surface area 3,156.9 hectares (7,801 acres)

Smartt Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Ongers River near Britstown, Northern Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1963 and serves mainly for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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