Tweedraai Dam

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Tweedraai Dam
Official name Tweedraai Dam
Location Mpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates 26°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 date 1991
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam earth-fill
Impounds Trichardtspruit
Height 20 metres (66 ft)
Length 1,100 metres (3,600 ft)
Creates Tweedraai Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 18×10^6 m3 (640×10^6 cu ft)
Catchment area 61 km2 (24 sq mi)
Surface area 237 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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