Smartt Dam

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Smartt Dam
Official nameSmartt Dam
LocationNorthern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates30°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 date1963
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
ImpoundsOngers River
Height21 metres (69 ft)
Length1,806 metres (5,925 ft)
CreatesSmartt Dam Reservoir
Total capacity100,300,000 cubic metres (3.54×109 cu ft)
Surface area3,156.9 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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