Witklip Dam

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Witklip Dam
Official nameWitklip Dam
LocationMpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates25°14′10″S 30°54′1″E / 25.23611°S 30.90028°E / -25.23611; 30.90028Coordinates: 25°14′10″S 30°54′1″E / 25.23611°S 30.90028°E / -25.23611; 30.90028
Opening date1969
Operator(s)Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Dam and spillways
Type of damgravity, arch
ImpoundsSand River
Height21.6 metres (71 ft)
Length670 metres (2,200 ft)
CreatesWitklip Dam Reservoir
Total capacity12,970,000 cubic metres (458,000,000 cu ft)
Surface area178 hectares (440 acres)

Witklip Dam is a gravity and arch type dam located on the Sand River near Sabie, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was established in 1969 and serves primarily for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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