Westoe Dam

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Westoe Dam
Official name Westoe Dam
Location Mpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates 26°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 date 1968 (renovated: 1973)
Operator(s) Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of dam concrete-gravity
Impounds Usutu River
Height 26 metres (85 ft)
Length 1,056 metres (3,465 ft)
Creates Westoe Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 61,900,000 cubic metres (2.19×109 cu ft)
Catchment area 533 km2
Surface area 726 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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