Tweedraai Dam

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Tweedraai Dam
Official nameTweedraai Dam
LocationMpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates26°25′45″S 29°13′0″E / 26.42917°S 29.21667°E / -26.42917; 29.21667Coordinates: 26°25′45″S 29°13′0″E / 26.42917°S 29.21667°E / -26.42917; 29.21667
Opening date1991
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
Height20 metres (66 ft)
Length1,100 metres (3,600 ft)
CreatesTweedraai Dam Reservoir
Total capacity18×10^6 m3 (640×10^6 cu ft)
Catchment area61 km2 (24 sq mi)
Surface area237 hectares (590 acres)

Tweedraai Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Trichardtspruit near Trichardt, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1991 and serves primarily for flood control purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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