Tzaneen Dam

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Tzaneen (prev. Fanie Botha) Dam
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Official nameTzaneen Dam
LocationLimpopo, South Africa
Coordinates23°47′37″S 30°9′48″E / 23.79361°S 30.16333°E / -23.79361; 30.16333Coordinates: 23°47′37″S 30°9′48″E / 23.79361°S 30.16333°E / -23.79361; 30.16333
PurposeIrrigation and domestic
Opening date1976
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarth fill dam
ImpoundsGroot Letaba River
Height50 metres (160 ft)
Length1,140 metres (3,740 ft)
Reservoir
CreatesTzaneen Dam Reservoir
Total capacity157,291,000 cubic metres (5.5547×109 cu ft)
Surface area1,163.6 hectares (2,875 acres)

Tzaneen Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Groot Letaba River, near Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa. The dam supplies domestic water to Polokwane and Tzaneen, and irrigation water to the Letaba valley. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).[citation needed]

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