Erfenis Dam

The Erfenis Dam is an earth-fill type dam located in the Free State province of South Africa, on the Vet River, near Theunissen. It was established in 1960 and its primary purpose is for irrigation use. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

Erfenis Dam
Official nameErfenis Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationTheunissen, Free State
Coordinates28°30′39″S 26°46′38″E / 28.51083°S 26.77722°E / -28.51083; 26.77722Coordinates: 28°30′39″S 26°46′38″E / 28.51083°S 26.77722°E / -28.51083; 26.77722
PurposeIrrigation
Opening date1960
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarth fill dam
ImpoundsGroot-Vet, Klein-Vet, Soutspruit
Height34 m
Length489 m
Reservoir
CreatesErfenis Dam Reservoir
Total capacity212 340 000 m³
Catchment area4,724 km2 (1,824 sq mi)
Surface area32.91 km2 (12.71 sq mi)

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