In this post, I am going to list all the largest dams in South Africa. Most of these dams are for domestic and irrigation purposes while other ones are used to generating power for electricity (hydropower).
For a dam to be classified as large, it must meet certain criteria such as the height and impounds.
Dams with a height of more than 15 meters are mostly considered. Moreover, some dam reservoirs between the height of 5 - 15 meters and impounding more than three (3) million cubic meters are also considered.
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One interesting thing you will see about this list of dams in South Africa is that the majority of them (over 74 percent) are Earthfill dams while the remaining 26 percent is made up of Rockfill, concrete arch, and concrete gravity dams.