Westoe Dam

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Westoe Dam
Official nameWestoe Dam
LocationMpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates26°30′15″S 30°37′5″E / 26.50417°S 30.61806°E / -26.50417; 30.61806Coordinates: 26°30′15″S 30°37′5″E / 26.50417°S 30.61806°E / -26.50417; 30.61806
Opening date1968 (renovated: 1973)
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damconcrete-gravity
ImpoundsUsutu River
Height26 metres (85 ft)
Length1,056 metres (3,465 ft)
CreatesWestoe Dam Reservoir
Total capacity61,900,000 cubic metres (2.19×109 cu ft)
Catchment area533 km2
Surface area726 hectares (1,790 acres)

Westoe Dam is a concrete-gravity type dam located on the Usutu River near Amsterdam, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1968 and has been renovated in 1973. The dam serves mainly for municipal and industrial water supply and its hazard potential has been ranked high (3).

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