Taung Dam

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Taung Dam
Official nameTaung Dam
LocationNorth West, South Africa
Coordinates27°31′30″S 24°51′54″E / 27.52500°S 24.86500°E / -27.52500; 24.86500Coordinates: 27°31′30″S 24°51′54″E / 27.52500°S 24.86500°E / -27.52500; 24.86500
Opening date1993
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damgravity
ImpoundsHarts River
Height42 metres (138 ft)
Length255 metres (837 ft)
CreatesTaung Dam Reservoir
Total capacity58,900,000 cubic metres (2.08×109 cu ft)
Surface area465 hectares (1,150 acres)

Taung Dam is a gravity type dam located on the Harts River near Taung, North West, South Africa. It was established in 1993 and serves mainly for irrigation purposes. Its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

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