Vondo Dam

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Vondo Dam
Official nameVondo Dam
LocationLimpopo, South Africa
Coordinates22°56′45″S 30°20′7″E / 22.94583°S 30.33528°E / -22.94583; 30.33528Coordinates: 22°56′45″S 30°20′7″E / 22.94583°S 30.33528°E / -22.94583; 30.33528
Opening date1985 (renovated: 1994)
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damearth-fill
ImpoundsMutshindudi River
Height43 metres (141 ft)
Length294 metres (965 ft)
CreatesVondo Dam Reservoir
Total capacity30,540,000 cubic metres (1.079×109 cu ft)
Catchment area51 km2
Surface area219 hectares (540 acres)

Vondo Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Mutshindudi River near Sibasa, Limpopo, South Africa. It was established in 1985 and has been renovated in 1994. The dam serves mainly for irrigation purposes and its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

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