Trichardtsfontein Dam

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Trichardtsfontein Dam
Official nameTrichardtsfontein Dam
LocationMpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates26°29′53″S 29°14′1″E / 26.49806°S 29.23361°E / -26.49806; 29.23361Coordinates: 26°29′53″S 29°14′1″E / 26.49806°S 29.23361°E / -26.49806; 29.23361
Opening date1981
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
ImpoundsTrichardtspruit
Height24 metres (79 ft)
Length1,240 metres (4,070 ft)
Reservoir
CreatesTrichardtsfontein Dam Reservoir
Total capacity15,200,000 cubic metres (540,000,000 cu ft)
Catchment area15 km2
Surface area245.9 hectares (608 acres)

Trichardtsfontein Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Trichardtspruit near Trichardt, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1981 and serves mainly for municipal and industrial water supply purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high[citation needed].

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