Tsojana Dam

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Tsojana Dam
Official nameTsojana Dam
LocationEastern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates31°53′0″S 27°38′1″E / 31.88333°S 27.63361°E / -31.88333; 27.63361Coordinates: 31°53′0″S 27°38′1″E / 31.88333°S 27.63361°E / -31.88333; 27.63361
Opening date1978
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
ImpoundsNcuncuzo River
Height24 metres (79 ft)
Length180 metres (590 ft)
CreatesTsojana Dam Reservoir
Total capacity12,340,000 cubic metres (436,000,000 cu ft)
Catchment area85.6 km2
Surface area203 hectares (500 acres)

Tsojana Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Ncuncuzo River near Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape (former Transkei), South Africa. It was established in 1978 and serves mainly for municipal and industrial use. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked significant (2).

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